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Rabuka raises concern about children as young as 7 years old being found with marijuana

Rabuka raises concern about children as young as 7 years old being found with marijuana

By Naveel Krishant
Thursday 07/07/2022
People’s Alliance Leader Sitiveni Rabuka

Serious concerns have been raised by People’s Alliance Leader Sitiveni Rabuka in relation to children as young as 7 years old being found with marijuana.

In a statement Rabuka has claimed that the ineffective policies of the FijiFirst Government have propelled Fiji to become a haven for drug peddlers who prey on our innocent children.

The former Prime Minister says while Fiji has quickly descended into a hub for illicit drugs, our children are the most vulnerable.

He adds the media have widely reported that methamphetamine is as easy to acquire on our streets just like marijuana.

Rabuka further says in 2019 police recorded 1,275 cases of methamphetamine use on our streets.

Rabuka also says there is a disconnect in the capacity of our law enforcement agencies in dealing with this growing concern and we have fallen short somewhere.

The People’s Alliance Leader adds that Fiji’s worsening drug problem is symptomatic of a government that has stayed far too long in power, has become bankrupt of workable solutions and must be shown the door in the upcoming general elections.

Rabuka says they have a team of passionate and dedicated women and men, who are eager to roll up the sleeves and jump right into the job, work hard to free our people and our children and grandchildren especially from this social scourge.

We have sent questions to the Minister for Defence and are awaiting his response.



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