Close to
1,500 plants believed to be marijuana was uprooted by a joint team of officers
from the Tukavesi Police Station and the Police Special Response Unit yesterday
morning.

Police has
confirmed that the raid conducted on a farm in Kanakana Village resulted in the
seizure of more than 180 green plants and up to 1,300 shoots of green plants
believed to be marijuana.

The alleged
owner of the farm was also arrested and is in police custody.

Other arrests
made in the Northern Division include a 50-year old man from Waikava
Settlement.

This followed
a search conducted at a checkpoint in Bagasau where dried leaves wrapped in
aluminum foil were allegedly found in his possession.

At the same
checkpoint a 45-year-old farmer from Karoko village was arrested after the
discovery of dried leaves believed to be marijuana were allegedly found in his
possession.

At the Labasa
Market a 28-year-old man from Vuinadi village was arrested following the
discovery of seeds believed to be marijuana, was allegedly found in his
possession.

All suspects
remain in custody as investigations continue.

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