COVID-19: Police record 55 arrests in last 24 hours

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Three men who were smoking suki (tobacco) in Muanikoso were among the 55 cases of people that were arrested over the last 24-hours for breaching curfew orders and health restrictions.

Fiji’s Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu said the trio were found standing together and smoking.

A/CP Tudravu said the Western Division recorded 22 cases, including 17 people who were all arrested for drinking grog at Raiwaqa Village in Sigatoka, two cases of alcohol consumption were recorded at Saunaka in Nadi, while two others were arrested for loitering during curfew hours in Sigatoka.

He said a case of breaching the containment area was recorded where a 24-year-old man was found crossing the Nawaka border on his way to Nadi town.

“Of the 26 cases recorded in the Southern Division, five were found drunk including a juvenile at Savura place in Wailoku, seven others were arrested for grog consumption at Lovoni settlement while five more cases of alcohol-related arrests were recorded at Lagakali place in Valelevu,” A/CP Tudravu said.

He added five people were arrested for drinking alcohol at the Lagilagi Housing in Raiwaqa while a 30-year-old man was also found in Raiwaqa loitering during curfew hours.

“The Eastern Division recorded seven cases whereby all were found drunk at Naimalavau Village in Tailevu.”

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