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17 people arrested for drinking grog in Raiwaqa Village, Sigatoka

17 people arrested for drinking grog in Raiwaqa Village, Sigatoka

By Shanil Singh
Friday 11/06/2021
[Photo: Fiji Police Force]

55 people were arrested for breaching curfew orders and health restrictions in the last 24 hours where majority of the arrests were in relation to consuming grog and alcohol.

The Western Division recorded 22 cases including 17 people who were all arrested for drinking grog in Raiwaqa Village in Sigatoka, two people were arrested for gathering and drinking alcohol in Saunaka in Nadi while two others were arrested for loitering during curfew hours in Sigatoka.

Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu says a 24 year old man was also arrested after he was found crossing the Nawaka border on his way to Nadi town.

Tudravu says of the 26 cases recorded in the Southern Division, 5 including a juvenile were found drunk in Savura Place in Wailoku, 7 people were arrested for drinking grog in Lovoni Settlement while five more cases relating to alcohol were recorded in Lagakali Place in Valelevu.

He says 3 men in their 30’s were found standing together and smoking suki in Muanikoso, 5 people were arrested for drinking alcohol at the Lagilagi Housing in Raiwaqa while a 30 year old man was found loitering during curfew hours in Raiwaqa.

The Eastern Division recorded 7 cases where all were found drunk in Naimalavau Village in Tailevu.

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