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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.


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