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'Crime racket'

Repeka Nasiko
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

THERE is evidence to suggest the case of the illicit drugs intercepted at Nadi International Airport Post Office last week is part of an organised crime racket. State prosecutor Alvin Singh made the statement yesterday as Peniasi Sukanakoniferedi, 39, appeared in the Nadi Magistates Court charged with one count of unlawful possession of illicit drugs.

While making a submission before magistrate Peni Dalituicama, Mr Singh said investigations also suggested the racket involved a corporation. He asked that Mr Sukanakoniferedi be detained while police conducted further investigations.

He said additional charges were expected to be laid subject to investigations.

Mr Sukanakoniferedi was detained by the police last week following the interception of a suspicious package by Customs officials at the Nadi International Airport.

Following the find, police conducted a drug raid last Saturday at a building located near the Nadi airport. It was confirmed that other alleged illegal substances were also found.

Police confirmed substances obtained from the suspected drug lab were sent to the Koronivia Research Station where further tests were carried out.








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