11 yr old boy shooting meth daily, is being used by the drug dealers to get other young people in Suva to buy hard drugs – Volatabu
1 in 3 young people seen loitering in the streets are highly likely to be users of meth or heroin

11 yr old boy shooting meth daily, is being used by the drug dealers to get other young people in Suva to buy hard drugs – Volatabu

1 in 3 young people seen loitering in the streets are highly likely to be users of meth or heroin

By Vijay Narayan
Friday 11/08/2023
Drug Free World Fiji Founder Kalesi Volatabu

1 in 3 young people seen loitering in the streets are highly likely to be users of methamphetamine or even heroin, and most of these people using the hard drugs are using syringes and needles to inject these highly addictive illicit substances into their bodies.

Shocking revelations have been made by Drug Free World Fiji Founder, Kalesi Volatabu while appearing on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan where she also spoke about a 11-year-old boy who is now living on the streets in Suva after coming from the maritime islands for education.

Volatabu says this young boy is shooting meth into his body daily, and although he cannot afford it, he is being used by the drug dealers, to get other young people to buy the hard drugs, and he then gets his shot as a payment.

The 11-year-old is even selling his body for sex, just to get his next meth hit.

Urgent action is needed as more information continues to be revealed on the reality on the ground.

Volatabu says when she came in 2018, she was asked by the former Defence Minister, Inia Seruiratu, to assist in drug awareness, but she said many things were hidden including the data on what is the situation.

Volatabu also says based on their surveys, most of the hard drug users are intravenous users, and most of them are sharing needles.

You can watch the full Straight Talk interview on our website, fijivillage.

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