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War on drugs

Aqela Susu
Friday, December 08, 2017

AS the Fiji Police Force's war against drugs continues, Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho said their intelligence unit was collecting information on this illegal trade.

Police had earlier confirmed 59 people were arrested and produced in court for their alleged involvement in drug-related activities last month.

But Brig-Gen Qiliho has down played allegations of the involvement of tourists in the illegal trade. "We are continuing on our intelligence gathering and working on intelligence that we get, we cannot be telling you if this hotel is selling drugs," he said.

"So far the arrests we have made, we haven't arrested any tourists. But in the past, there have been foreign nationals dealt with by the court for their involvement in drugs."

Brig-Gen Qiliho has instead commended the public for their assistance in helping them catch these illegal traders.

"The support from the members of the public is commendable. They are the ones providing us with the critical information that has allowed us to conduct successful raids.

"It is based on information we gather from the public and we must acknowledge that and thank them most sincerely for coming forward."

Meanwhile, police had also earlier confirmed the force was anticipating an increase in drug related activities this festive season, hence the aggressive approach towards those involved in the illegal trade.

This is expected to continue throughout this month.

More than $500,000 worth of methamphetamine and marijuana were seized from all four divisions during the arrest of the 59 people last month.

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