Fiji Time: 10:18 AM on Saturday 29 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Parcel of 'pseudoephedrine drug' seized at post office

By MERE NALEBA
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Update: 11:12AM A parcel containing five packets of white powder believed to be pseudoephedrine was handed over by Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority to police for further investigations.

In a statement released this morning, Customs CEO Jitoko Tikolevu said his officers at the Nadi Airport Post Office intercepted the 5.5kg parcel sent from the Ukraine which was addressed to a local.

"Preliminary tests revealed the presence of pseudoephedrine drugs in the contents of the five (plastic) packets," Mr Jikolevu said

"Pseudoephedrine is a control substance under Schedule 2 Part 1 of the Illicit Drugs Control Act 2004.

"We reiterate our earlier comments in urging our citizens to abide by the law. If you are involved in this trade, you better stop now." he said.

The alleged substance would be taken to Suva for further tests.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62450.6055
JPY 56.810253.8102
GBP 0.30290.2949
EUR 0.41450.4025
NZD 0.73480.7018
AUD 0.66190.6369
USD 0.47110.4541

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th August 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Military allowed to carry arms in public
  2. Case transfer angers families
  3. Draunidalo clears the air
  4. Sedition a 'real threat'
  5. Ruggers treated to lunch
  6. Envoy: Russia, China are true friends
  7. China police to take man home
  8. $507m worth
  9. Creek pollution
  10. $140m water loan

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fall crowned queen Sunday (23 Aug)
  2. Sayed-Khaiyum responds to Karavaki warning Thursday (27 Aug)
  3. Guns in town Thursday (27 Aug)
  4. Birth by the river Tuesday (25 Aug)
  5. Making the cut Monday (24 Aug)
  6. Military, police beef up manpower Tuesday (25 Aug)
  7. PM turns down Ratu Naiqama request Thursday (27 Aug)
  8. John quits 7s job Tuesday (25 Aug)
  9. Soldiers patrol town prior to sedition case Wednesday (26 Aug)
  10. Draunidalo hits back Friday (28 Aug)