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Man in custody for allegedly cultivating marijuana in Kanakana Village in the Northern Division

Man in custody for allegedly cultivating marijuana in Kanakana Village in the Northern Division

By Naveel Krishant
Sunday 24/05/2020
[Photo: Fiji Police Force]

Police have arrested a number of people in the Northern Division after they were allegedly found with marijuana.

Close to 1500 plants believed to be marijuana was uprooted by a joint team of officers from the Tukavesi Police Station and the Police Special Response Unit yesterday morning.

Police say the raid conducted on a farm in Kanakana Village resulted in the seizure of more than 180 green plants and up to 1,300 shoots of green plants believed to be marijuana.

The alleged owner of the farm was also arrested and is in Police custody.

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Police adds other arrests made in the Northern Division includes a 50-year-old man from Waikava Settlement following a search conducted at a checkpoint in Bagasau where dried leaves wrapped in aluminum foil were allegedly found in his possession.

At the same checkpoint a 45-year-old farmer from Karoko Village was arrested after the discovery of dried leaves believed to be marijuana were allegedly found in his possession.

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Police say at the Labasa Market a 28-year-old man from Vuinadi Village was arrested following the discovery of seeds believed to be marijuana were allegedly found in his possession.

All suspects remain in custody as investigations continue.

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