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Man released by police

Torika Tokalau
Sunday, March 30, 2014

A MAN who was taken in by the police for questioning on Friday for his alleged involvement in the importation of alleged illicit drugs has been released.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the man was taken to the Criminal Investigations Department in Suva for questioning before his release.

"Investigators are still awaiting the results of the analysis tests on the kava package allegedly containing illicit substances," she said.

The illicit drugs were found in a shipment of kava at the Nadi International Airport on Tuesday.

According to police, two parcels containing illicit drugs were found at the Nadi Airport Post Office in Namaka, Nadi.

The initial find by Customs officials was last week — that of a 480 gram package containing illicit drugs.

The discovery also resulted in a police raid on a suspected drug laboratory in a building located near the Nadi International Airport.

A 39-year-old man was the first suspect charged for unlawful possession of illicit drugs and is in police custody pending further investigations.

He appeared in court on Tuesday.

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