Police find what they believe is cocaine in Lau; Second find in a month
19 July, 2018, 6:29 pm
FIJIAN Police officers yesterday found nine parcels containing white substances believed to be cocaine on an island in the Lau group.
The Police team are in Lakeba conducting investigations into the earlier findings this month.
About 31 bars of cocaine with an estimated value of about $31million werr seized by Fijian Police and Fiji Revenue Customs Service earlier this month on an island in the Lau group.
Earlier this week, a similar discovery was made in Taveuni on Vanua Levu whereby information was received and officers were deployed on Monday to the scene where they found seven parcels containing substances believed to be cocaine.
Police said this was the third similar discovery made this month where identical parcels had been discovered washed ashore.
Police have confirmed that packaging of the three discoveries made to date are similar to two findings made in Tonga last month.
They are asking members of the public to report any discovery to Police by calling their nearest Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 919.