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1,400 plants believed to be marijuana uprooted in the hills of Navosa

1,400 plants believed to be marijuana uprooted in the hills of Navosa

By Rashika Kumar
Sunday 20/11/2022
[Photo: File]

Drug operations continue around the country, as a raid in the hills of Navosa resulted in the discovery of more than 1,400 plants believed to be marijuana.

Police Chief Operations Officer Assistant Commissioner of Police Abdul Khan says routine operations have been beefed up with the Divisional Task Forces focused on targeting crimes that often record increases during the festive season.

Khan says apart from drug raids conducted in Kadavu, which is an ongoing operation, teams are targeting the cultivators, while Task Forces are focused on peddlers and those involved.

He says operations are also focused on crimes linked to alcohol as the festive season often records an increase in alcohol related crimes.

Meanwhile, a man from Korokadi in the Northern Division was arrested following a raid that led to the discovery of a large quantity of rice whiskey at his home yesterday.

Police say the suspect remains in custody as investigations continue.

ACP Khan says Divisional Task Forces will also be focused on bootleggers and ensuring business operators are operating within the ambit of their liquor licences.



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