3 in custody following meth and marijuana seizure in Labasa

3 in custody following meth and marijuana seizure in Labasa

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Thursday 16/05/2024
Photo:Fiji Police Force

Three people are in custody following the seizure of illicit substances believed to be methamphetamine and marijuana in the Northern Division over the last 48 hours.

Assistant Commissioner of Police – Operations Livai Driu says a raid conducted in Namara, Labasa, resulted in the seizure of several plastic bags containing white substances believed to be methamphetamine, smoking apparatuses and tools.

ACP Driu also confirmed the seizure of cash.

He says in another case, officers from the Narcotics Bureau, Crime Intel and Northern Division Task Force intercepted a vehicle driven by a man from Tuatua and found a small plastic bag containing white substances believed to be methamphetamine.

ACP Driu adds that snap checks conducted during the night in Bagasau resulted in the discovery of dried leaves believed to be marijuana. The Head of the Fiji Police Operations reiterates that operations continue to gain momentum in the pursuit of those involved in illicit drugs.

He says every seizure counts and every arrest is making a difference.

ACP Driu says they have arrested those who have been repeat offenders and will continue to put pressure on those involved in the illicit drug trade.

He adds that they understand that there have been some allegations of police involvement, and he reiterates the Acting Commissioner’s stance, that any reports of police involvement will be dealt with thoroughly through their internal disciplinary measures, as well as the CID when criminal in nature.

ACP Driu says the monthly crime statistics have consistently shown an increase in the number of reports and arrests made, growing every month, a reflection of the positive outcome of consistent collaboration with stakeholders in curbing the illicit drug trade.

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