Police say marijuana plants are not missing and it took time to find it

Police say marijuana plants are not missing and it took time to find it

By Shanil Singh
Wednesday 25/05/2022

An internal investigation is now being carried out by the Fiji Police Force after the Labasa High Court acquitted a man yesterday because marijuana plants could not be located and produced in court.

Police say the exhibit was not missing and it took time to find the marijuana plants as it was stored away for the last 7 years.

Fazeel Farook Hussain of Soasoa, Labasa was charged with cultivating illicit drugs following allegations that he cultivated 1011 grams of marijuana in 2015.

However the court acquitted Hussain and stated that it is another case where marijuana plants have gone missing from the police station.

When questioned about the incident, police say they are investigating as to why the exhibit was not produced in court on time and it was found later.



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