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People still breaching social gathering guidelines to drink alcohol
10 arrested for having a meeting in Sabeto

People still breaching social gathering guidelines to drink alcohol

10 arrested for having a meeting in Sabeto

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 26/06/2021
[Image: Fiji Police Force]

Serious concerns are being raised as people are still breaching social gathering restrictions in place to drink alcohol as 53 people were arrested in the last 24 hours for breaching curfew and health related restrictions.

Acting Police Commissioner, Rusiate Tudravu says 10 people were arrested in the Southern Division for social gathering. 6 people were found drinking near the Sakoca Creek and 4 were drinking home-brew at the Wailoku Bridge.

He says 3 people were found drunk and fighting during curfew hours along Kanace Road in Valelevu and 6 people were arrested for loitering during curfew hours. 2 were arrested for driving with an invalid pass along Ratu Dovi Road.

In the Eastern Division, 9 youths were found drinking home-brew in Vuci, Nausori and 3 farmers were caught drinking alcohol at Nacobo Village in Ovalau.

The Acting Police Commissioner adds 10 people were arrested for having a meeting at Natalau Village in Sabeto while 5 others were arrested for getting drunk and loitering around the Lautoka area.

Tudravu says a farmer was arrested for loitering at a car park in Rakiraki Town during curfew hours while 2 other farmers were arrested for drinking alcohol at Mataso Village in Rakiraki.

A taxi driver was arrested in the Central Division for driving around during curfew hours without a valid pass while a security officer was found walking along Rodwell Road.

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