COVID-19: 32 arrests in last 24 hours

Police officers at a checkpoint during curfew hours. Picture: SUPPLIED/FIJI POLICE

Thirty-two arrests for breach of curfew were recorded from 11pm last night to 4am this morning.

According to police, the Southern Division recorded the majority of the arrests with 22 cases, Western six reports, Northern two and while East and Central both recorded one case each.

“The two cases in the Northern Division involved two men who were drunk in public whereas four of the six arrests recorded in the Western Division involved men who were drunk in public,” said Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu.

He added that five of the arrests made in the Southern Division involved men who were driving around during curfew hours without any valid reasons while seven arrests involved men who were drunk during the time of their arrest.

The remaining arrests were of those found in public places without valid reasons.

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