Fiji Time: 4:34 AM on Wednesday 4 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

White substance raises suspicion in airport bust

Litia Vulaidausiga
Thursday, August 28, 2014

POLICE are investigating the discovery of pseudoephedrine in a parcel of white powder at the Nadi airport post office on Tuesday.

Customs officers seized a parcel containing traces of the drug, known as a prescription tablet to treat sinus, hay fever and common colds.

The packets were in a parcel weighing 5.5 kilograms and sent for a local address from the Ukraine, confirmed the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority in a statement yesterday.

CEO Jitoko Tikolevu noted that pseudoephedrine was listed as a control substance under the Illicit Drugs Control Act.

"We reiterate our earlier comments in urging our citizens to abide by the law," he warned.

"If you are involved in this trade, you better stop now."

Preliminary tests by Customs confirmed the presence of the drug in the powder before the parcel was handed over to police for further testing in Suva.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said no arrests had been made.

Authorities have had to combat numerous illicit drug discoveries in the past five months, including methamphetamine found on US national Gregory Wilcox Striver, who was jailed for nine years last month.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Two appear in court
  2. A-G: Don't interfere
  3. Officers detain international fugitive
  4. Police arrest 6 on drug-related charges
  5. No fear or resistance
  6. Landowning unit to benefit from development
  7. State to reduce debt
  8. Tough test
  9. Government plans to reduce unemployment rate
  10. $1.6m budget

Top Stories this Week

  1. Porn search: Fiji in top ten Friday (27 Feb)
  2. Dead in early morning plunge Friday (27 Feb)
  3. Wife's sorrow Wednesday (25 Feb)
  4. Body find shocks duo Thursday (26 Feb)
  5. 3 walk free Thursday (26 Feb)
  6. A mother's anguish Wednesday (25 Feb)
  7. Humongous sized lemon Thursday (26 Feb)
  8. Leap of faith Monday (02 Mar)
  9. Qiliho: RFMF's role is defined Wednesday (25 Feb)
  10. ITaukei torture cases Thursday (26 Feb)