llicit drug trade cannot be allowed to tarnish our reputation: Qiliho

Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho after opening The Fiji Narcotics Committee Workshop at the Tanoa Plaza today. Picture: JONA KONATACI

FIJI’s reputation as just a small Pacific island has changed drastically therefore the illicit drug trade cannot be allowed to tarnish our reputation to showcase what we are capable of producing as a nation.

This was highlighted by the Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho while opening the Fiji Narcotics committee workshop held at the Tanoa Plaze in Suva today.

Brig-Gen Qiliho said border agencies should not let their guard downs as it would expose innocent Fijians to this dangerous trade.

“The Fijian public is relying on us to keep these harmful drugs away from entering our shores and more importantly infiltrating our communities; as the cycle of drugs is extremely vicious and we need to uphold our calling to the life of service and protect our communities from harm,” Brig-Gen Qiliho said.

The police chief acknowledged the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for facilitating the workshop.

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