Drug suspects in police custody

FOUR men are in police custody after they were found by police with a sack of dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

While the contents of the sack have been taken to the Koronivia laboratory for testing, the four men were questioned by police at the Navua Police Station.

Police spokesman Inspector Josaia Weicavu said the tip about the four men was received from a caller on the Crime Stoppers line 919.

He encouraged members of the public to continue to assist police in being the eyes and ears on the grounds and to assist police officers in places where they could not be.

“I am urging members of the public to work with us in securing a crime free community, and to contact the Crime Stoppers number when they see suspicious activity going on in their area,” Inspector Weicavu said.

It is believed that two of the four men arrested by police are brothers.

The four men were still yet to be charged as police await the result of the tests.

Meanwhile, the Crime Stoppers Board has agreed to pay out a total of $950 as rewards to informers whosuccessfully called on their 919 line and disclosed credible information that led to successful arrests.

Chief Operation officer ACP Rusiate Tudravu welcomed the move by the Crime Stoppers Board and assured police operations would be in full support to the board’s future vision of increase.

“We will continue to be out there in numbers, conducting our operations accordingly to public safety and fully utilising this avenue of Crime Stoppers in gathering information that leads to successful arrests,” Mr Tudravu said.

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