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Border crime fight

Serafina Silaitoga
Friday, March 28, 2014

WAIQELE Airport in Labasa may be technologically disadvantaged by the absence of scanner machines but this has not deterred the community from protecting the Friendly North's borders.

Airport workers, taxidrivers, airline employees and the community have joined the police in the fight against border crime through the formation of a new committee.

Acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu has vowed to support the newly-formed Labasa Airport Crime Prevention Committee.

He also believes the days of blaming difficulties of the past as causes of crime are over.

In launching the committee, Mr Bolalevu said crime prevention was a shared responsibility.

"It is our civic duty and calling to our community and nation. It is about building bridges and establishing partnership," he said.

"We are long past blaming all our difficulties on our past."

Mr Bolalevu praised the police for initiating the country's first crime prevention committee for domestic airports apart from Nadi International Airport.

"The Labasa Airport Crime Prevention Committee was formed a few weeks ago because of the number of criminal activities taking place at our ports of entry.

"These are sophisticated cases that have overseas links. This initiative is an indication that we are concerned and are taking ownership of our safety and security."





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