Involvement of the people of Kadavu in the marijuana trade is very concerning where many of them have ended in our prison facilities and St Giles Hospital in Suva.
Speaking during a talanoa session after the official opening of the 2 day Kadavu Provincial Council meeting, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama expressed his concerns about the involvement of the people of Kadavu in the illegal drug trade and that we should all be concerned.
Bainimarama says they need the Kadavu Provincial Council to support the Fiji Police Force’s efforts on the war on drugs.
Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho also says they have noticed a new trend where the response is that they don’t know whose farm it is, yet the farm is near the village.
Qiliho says Police have explored all avenues through the Vanua, Church and Community policing to address the cultivation of marijuana on the island, and they are now going to relook at the Illicit Drugs Control Act 2004 and focus on landowners.
He added that they are having to take this hard stance because they care about the future generations of Kadavu because if this is the situation now, they are worried about what the Kadavu of 10-years will be like.
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