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Police watch for arsonists

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, June 07, 2014

POLICE have charged and produced in court alleged arsonists behind the burning of sugar cane fields this year.

And to continue the crackdown of the unlawful acts, the Ministry of Sugar and the Fiji Police Force have once again launched Operation Vakama Dovu in the Western Division.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said although some individuals allegedly responsible for the arson had been arrested, more action would be taken to stop the unlawful act completely.

"Last year, we were given horses by the ministry and those were used by our officers to patrol sugar cane fields," he said

"We intend to conduct the same type of operation this year to go in line with the next crushing season."

He said the main objective of the operation was to increase police presence in major sugarcane farming communities to discourage arsonists.








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