Couple busted for methamphetamine in Nabua

Couple busted for methamphetamine in Nabua

By Mikaele Liga
Thursday 18/04/2024
[Image: Fiji Police Force]

A couple has been arrested and busted in Munda Lane, Nabua for allegedly being involved in the distribution and sale of methamphetamine weighing more than 1 kilogram.

This was made possible by the joint efforts between the Police and the Fiji Detector Dog Unit.

Police say they were working off a tip, officers from the Dog Unit, Southern Division Task Force, K9 Unit, Crime Scene Investigations, and Southern Division Narcotics executed a search warrant at the suspect's home whereby they were allegedly obstructed by the first accused, a 30-year-old woman.

They said a team went to secure the back of the house when the second suspect, a 37-year-old man ran towards the main road and threw a bag into a creek which was retrieved by an officer.

Police managed to arrest the suspect, and escorted him back to the house, where K9 Tiny was deployed inside the house and made the discovery of white crystals believed to be methamphetamine.

Police have confirmed the bag seized during the chase also contained several zip-lock plastic bags containing white crystals believed to be methamphetamine.

Both suspects were escorted to the Nabua Police Station where they remain in custody.

Police urge religious and community leaders to speak up and work with police by reporting such illegal activities.

Police say the arrest was made in such a densely populated area, someone must have known or suspected something, and they need to work together with community leaders, to encourage the reporting of such illegal activities to the Police.

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