Man charged with allegedly being in possession of packs of marijuana in Labasa

Man charged with allegedly being in possession of packs of marijuana in Labasa

By Marika Rasekaseka , Vijay Narayan
Monday 31/07/2023
Assistant Commissioner of Police Operations Livai Driu

A 49-year-old man has been charged with unlawful possession of illicit drugs after he was found with a suitcase filled with marijuana.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Operations Livai Driu says the arrest and seizure of the marijuana was a result of yet again the sharing of information from concerned members of the public, which is encouraging.

ACP Driu says the Labasa Taskforce team had received a tip alleging the man was in possession of illicit drugs.

The man was stopped outside a hotel along the main street in Labasa and searched, whereby a zip lock bag containing some dried marijuana leaves was found in his possession.

ACP Driu says a search was also conducted in the man’s vehicle which led to the discovery of a bag containing several branches of marijuana.

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