Arrests
for drug related offences continues to take place all over the country
a warning to all that amidst COVID-19 special operations, routine
operations continues to run as normal and those with criminal intentions
will be arrested.

The
first accused a taxi driver in his 30s was arrested in Lokia in Nausori on
Easter Friday after he was found with several zip lock bags containing white
substances tested positive as methamphetamine. 

He
has been charged and produced in court.

The
second arrest was made also in Lokia yesterday whereby a 28 year old man was
searched and he was allegedly found in possession of white substances which has
been sent for analysis. Also seized were bullets of dried leaves believed to be
marijuana and smoking apparatus.

Other
drug related arrests in the Eastern Division include a 19year old from Nakasi
who was allegedly  found in possession of sachets of
dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

In
Nausori Town a  22y ear old man from Ucunivanua
Village,
Tailevu was
taken into custody after he was allegedly found in possession with sachets
of dried leaves believed to be marijuana. 

In the Western
Division drug related arrests were also made in the last 48 hours.

A 27 year old
man was arrested along,
Vitogo Parade on
Tuesday after he was allegedly found in possession with sachets of dried leaves
and seeds all believed to be marijuana while a woman and a man were arrested at
Kermode Road, Lautoka following a raid at their residence resulted in the
seizure of sachets and rolls of dried leaves believed to be marijuana. 

In Nadi yesterday, a 28 year old man was arrested after he
was allegedly found with sachets of dried leaves wrapped in aluminium foil
inside an empty noodle packet.

In
the Northern Division a 35 year old farmer from Nabalebale
Settlement
was arrested following a raid at his farm which resulted in the seizure of
plants believed to be marijuana.

Police routine operations continues as normal and while the nation’s focus is on the containment of COVID-19, we know that there are those that will take advantage of the current situation to commit crimes.

Police have factored that into our operations and as COVID-19 operations continues, routine operations run parallel and with the same momentum as we aim to ensure those with criminal intentions are kept at bay.

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