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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.








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