More than 1,800 marijuana plants discovered on two farms in Kadavu

More than 1,800 marijuana plants discovered on two farms in Kadavu

By Karishma Kumari
Thursday 13/04/2023

More than 1,800 plants believed to be marijuana have been discovered on two farms in the Natumua terrain in Tavuki, Kadavu.

Chief Operations Officer Assistant Commissioner of Police Livai Driu says a team from the Southern Division currently conducting drug operations in Kadavu made the discoveries yesterday.

He says the first raid conducted in the Natumua terrain led to the discovery of more than 1,700 plants and dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

The Chief Operations Officer says a 32-year-old farmer from Natumua Village and an 18-year-old farmer from Korovou Village in Serua were arrested and taken into custody.

He says the second raid conducted led to the seizure of 96 plants believed to be marijuana. The owner of the farm is unknown as investigations continue.

ACP Driu reiterated the Fiji Police's call for community support in eradicating the cultivation of illicit drugs.

He says while arrests are made for those found in possession in urban centers, concerted efforts are ongoing to target the source of the illicit trade.

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