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Police find 'pot' plants in farm raid

Serafina Silaitoga
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

POLICE removed 70 potted plants believed to be marijuana from a cane farm in Labasa.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said the raid and discovery of the plants followed a tip-off from the public.

"Our team raided three cane farms in the area using the sniffer and tracker dogs," Insp Sokomuri said.

"The pot plants were found in the cane farms and they have all been taken to the Labasa Police Station.

"When our team got there, the farm was already disturbed with some plants already removed from the area."

Insp Sokomuri said the suspect had fled the area.

"We are continuing with our search for the suspect and we are pleading with the public to contact us if they have any information.

"We also applaud the assistance from the public in contacting our Labasa team with the tip-off.

"That is a result of our community policing and how we have strengthened relationships from working together with the different communities."

He also stressed the importance of not getting involved with the cultivation of marijuana.

"We have reminded people many times about the consequences of this and how it is illegal but some continue to defy the warning and they will not escape the law."

The estimated street value of the suspected marijuana plants is about $2000.





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