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Police seize 300 plants in drug bust

LUISA QIOLEVU
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Update: 10:41AM THE Fijian Police seized 300 marijuana plants during a drug raid on two farms in Tacilevu, Savusavu on Vanua Levu - north of the island nation.

The plants found on the farms ranged from one metre to five metres.

Divisional Police Commander Northern Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Verani Nakauyaca said the success of the raids was largely attributed to the information received from members of the public and concerned individuals.

"We were able to successfully go about with this raid by the help of the public," he said.

In custody are four people who were found with dried leaves and plants believed to be marijuana. 

"The raid was conducted with the assistance of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces as information received that the four were allegedly in possession of dangerous items that could have seriously harmed our officers," SSP Nakauyaca said.

He said the support towards the Duavata Community Policing initiative in the Northern Division was encouraging as the information received regarding the alleged drug related activities were from a number of different sources.








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