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Chemical use in home invasions

Aqela Susu
Thursday, February 01, 2018

THE Fiji Police Force has found that chemicals were being used in recent home invasions.

This was revealed by Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho, who said this was an issue that was of concern to the force.

But he said police was yet to discover what chemicals were being used.

"It's been happening over the years and we have been trying to get what is being utilised," he said.

"There are many things that could be utilised like chloroform; there could be other things that could be utilised as well to put these people off to deep sleep while these things happen."

He confirmed he has also instructed his officers on how this issue was to be approached.

"I have given directives to my investigations department that they should ask for voluntary blood samples from victims so that they can test to find out what is being utilised, so that our forensics department can do all these tests for us to find out what is actually happening there and what is the source of this.

"We are concerned about that. It has happened recently again and over the years, it has been happening but we have not been able to identify what substances is being used," Brig-Gen Qiliho said.

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