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Police uproot marijuana plants

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, May 26, 2014

FIFTY marijuana plants were uprooted from a village in Ra over the weekend.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said the plants were seized during an operation called Viribai carried out by the Fiji Police Force's Special Response Team.

He said tests carried out in Nasova confirmed that the seized plants were indeed marijuana.

Insp Sokomuri said the operation carried out by the special force team would also involve raising awareness in various villages across the Ra Province and Waibuka District.

Ra Provincial Council's roko tui Sakiusa Karavaki said the discovery was a positive move towards cleansing the Ra Province.

"We sought God's assistance in helping us heal our land and we would expect incidents where things that have been hidden for a number of years to be revealed," he said.

"This is a step ahead for us because now we are dealing with the grassroots issues.

"Issues that have been affecting our development like the cultivating of marijuana."

He said more such cases would surface as the province continued with their prayer vigil and fasting.

"We will observe this ban for three years to ensure that our land and our people prosper.

"So if we look ahead in the next six to 12 months, there will be a time of cleansing and that is when all of these will come up."








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