Meth found inside a loaf of bread in Natewa
Drug arrests made in Toorak, Suva Market, Navua, Ra, Lautoka and Labasa

Meth found inside a loaf of bread in Natewa

Drug arrests made in Toorak, Suva Market, Navua, Ra, Lautoka and Labasa

By Mansi Chand
Monday 27/05/2024
Source : Fiji Police Force

White crystals believed to be methamphetamine was found inside a loaf of bread in Natewa, Cakaudrove.

Assistant Commissioner of Police - Operations (ACP) Livai Driu says the bread was ordered by a man who was working on a construction site in the complainant's village and was delivered through a bus servicing the area.

The report was received by the Tukavesi Police Station.

ACP Driu says the seized substances has been sent for analysis as investigations continue.

In other cases, two men were arrested at the Labasa Bus Stand and market for separate cases of unlawful possession of illicit drugs believed to be marijuana.

In the Central Division, a 54-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman were arrested along Suva Street in Toorak after being found in possession of several sachets containing dried leaves believed to be marijuana and bags containing white crystals believed to be methamphetamine.

In another case, two men were arrested at a Suva Market juice stall following the discovery of dried leaves believed to be marijuana and with $700 believed to be from proceeds of crime.

In the Southern Division, three men were arrested in Toguru, Navua following the discovery of dried leaves believed to be marijuana, white crystals believed to be methamphetamine and cash believed to be from proceeds of crime.

In the Western Division, two men were arrested in Rakiraki following the discovery of dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

In Lautoka, three men and a woman were arrested at Lauwaki Settlement following the discovery of white substances believed to be methamphetamine and dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

ACP Driu says a 42-year-old was arrested from Saweni Top Road in Lautoka following the discovery of several sachets of dried leaves believed to be marijuana and a 22-year-old man was arrested following the discovery of dried leaves wrapped in foil.

He says the 42-year-old is also being investigated for alleged bribery as he offered $100 to the arresting officer.

ACP Driu says with mounting police pressure on the illicit drug trade, dealers and suppliers are bound to come up with means and methods of trying to beat the system.

He adds with the increasing show of support from members of the community, civil society, faith-based organizations and other law enforcement agencies, the sharing of information has been positive in the sense that arrests continue to be made with trends well-known to Police.

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