Fiji Time: 6:38 AM on Monday 25 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Customs seize parcels

Repeka Nasiko
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

THE police have confirmed an investigation has commenced following the discovery of two more parcels suspected of containing illicit drugs at the Nadi Airport Post Office.

This follows the discovery of a suspicious package of about 480 grams that was intercepted by Customs officials last week. The package was later confirmed to contain illicit drugs.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the other two parcels arrived on a different flight from Hong Kong last week and were discovered by a Customs officer of Namaka.

She said the two parcels were also allegedly being sent to the same forwarding address as the first package discovered last week.

"The alleged illicit substance has been sent for testing as investigations continue," Ms Naisoro said in a police report.

A man has been charged in relation to the first drug find. He has appeared in the Nadi Magistrates Court charged with one count of unlawful possession of illicit drugs.

Meanwhile, Australian Federal Police drug analysts will be requested to analyse the latest drug haul in Nadi when the need arises, says police chief operations officer Rusiate Tudravu.

"At the moment we are still utilising our CID officers and using local resources," said Mr Tudravu.

He said the Fiji police always worked with the AFP in regards to cases that impacted the region. The AFP has previously provided their expertise and use of equipment to help solve crimes.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63610.6171
JPY 52.092749.0927
GBP 0.36630.3583
EUR 0.44060.4286
NZD 0.70100.6680
AUD 0.65150.6265
USD 0.48800.4710

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 22nd July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Parents happy son is in heaven
  2. Allegiance switch
  3. Sevens plight
  4. Team loses balance
  5. Man, 64, guilty of rape
  6. Earthquakes in Fiji, Samoa regions
  7. Student drowns in river
  8. Usamate: No learning, you'll die
  9. All equal
  10. Sugar talk

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ship runs aground Tuesday (19 Jul)
  2. God's call Monday (18 Jul)
  3. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  4. Mum on rape charge Tuesday (19 Jul)
  5. Nakarawa steps up to meet Ryan's demands Wednesday (20 Jul)
  6. Nadro loses points Wednesday (20 Jul)
  7. Memorial service for couple Monday (18 Jul)
  8. 7s upgrade Monday (18 Jul)
  9. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  10. Local leads resort Monday (18 Jul)