6 people arrested in separate drug raids

6 people arrested in separate drug raids

By Karishma Kumari
Sunday 12/05/2024

Six people have been arrested in separate drug raids conducted by the Fiji Detector Dog Unit and the Fiji Police Force this week.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Operations Livai Driu says a man was arrested following the discovery of white substances believed to be cocaine, methamphetamine and dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

He says the discoveries were made in the suspect’s vehicle and home in Lami this morning.

The suspect remains in custody at the Lami Police Station.

ACP Driu says in other arrests made throughout the week, a 44-year-old man was arrested in Cobue, Bua after he was allegedly found with a white substances believed to be methamphetamine and dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

In Labasa town, a 66-year-old man was allegedly found with a clear bag containing dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

He says in Nausori, a 29-year-old man was arrested following the seizure of white crystals believed to be methamphetamine.

The Assistant Commissioner says in Lautoka a 20-year-old man was arrested at the Lautoka bus stand following the discovery of plastics containing white crystals believed to be methamphetamine and dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

In another report received from the Lautoka market area, a 22-year-old man was allegedly found with dried leaves believed to be marijuana while a 37-year-old man was arrested after he was allegedly found with white crystals believed to be methamphetamine, a weighing machine and smoking apparatus.

ACP Driu says arrests are being made daily and those charged will be produced in a court of law.

He says community engagement continues to yield results with the arrests and seizures made.

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