Police: Amnesty period to surrender any cocaine find

Am amnesty period has been announced by Fijian Police to allow people in possession of illicit drugs to surrender it to Police. Picture: FT FILE

FIJIAN Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho has announced an amnesty period to allow people in possession of illicit drugs to surrender it to police.

In light of the recent discoveries of bars of cocaine on our shores, he said the Fiji Police Force had put in place an amnesty period effective from yesterday until Monday next week.

Brig-Gen Qiliho said Police had received information about people who had been trying to sell the illicit drugs.

“While investigations are ongoing, we are calling on anyone who may have found any bars of cocaine to utilise this amnesty period and hand them over,” he said.

“Any person who without lawful authority acquires, supplies, possesses, manufactures, cultivates, uses or administers an illicit drug; or engages in any dealings with any other person for the transfer, transport, supply, use, manufacture, offer, sale, import or export of an illicit drug, commits an offence and will be prosecuted under the Illicit Drugs Control Act 2004.”

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