While the focus of the Fiji Police Force was on the quick recapture of the escapees which was achieved within a 24 hour period, the Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho yesterday led a team to Kadavu, to meet officers who had been deployed there for the past two weeks on a special drug operation.
600 kilogrammes of marijuana plants were uprooted from Raikiraki Village during the operation period.
Qiliho commended the work carried out by the 11 officers and also thanked the local community for their support in guiding them to the plantations.
The marijuana were, uprooted and later carried down the rough terrain.
The estimated value of the seizure is Two point three million dollars..
The plants were transported back to Suva onboard the police vessel M.V Veiqaravi.
Police investigations continue.