A raid conducted by a team from Totogo, Police Special Response Unit, joint K9 team from Police and the Fiji Revenue and Customs Services on board an inter-island vessel that was returning from Savusavu yesterday led to the seizure of illicit drugs believed to be marijuana.
Seized substances include dried branches and leaves found wrapped in aluminium foil believed to be marijuana inside a black garbage bag and packed inside a carton.
The carton was found inside a truck driven by a 33year old man from Savusavu who is now in police custody awaiting the results of the drug analysis test.
Also discovered were branches of green leaves believed to be marijuana which was found in a bag of clothes. The owner of the bag did not turn up to claim his bag however investigations is ongoing to establish his identity.
Meanwhile in a separate raid conducted yesterday in Mead Road, a 36year old man was taken into custody after he was allegedly found with zip lock sachets containing white crystal believed to be methamphetamine and candles believed to be made from illegal drugs.
The suspect remains in custody as the drugs have been sent for analysis.