Editorial Comment – Drug link concern

Chairperson for National Security and Defence Review Committee Timoci Natuva with the chief guest PS of the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Rescources Malakai Finau and stakeholders at the opening of the 2nd Border Agency Cirdinations Workshop at Holiday Inn Suva. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

In September 2016, a United Nations report suggested that the Pacific was increasingly used as a transit point for drug trafficking. It mentioned the vulnerability of the region to exploitation by transnational organised crime. Inshik Sim, the UN Office on Drugs Crime analyst at the time, said methamphetamine and precursor chemicals from Asia, and cocaine […]

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