With countries closing its borders because of the COVID-19 pandemic, transnational crime is less likely to occur like it used to.

Regardless, the Fiji Police Force is not letting its guard down and is following closely with drug related activities.

“Transnational criminal activity is likely to drop because of the measures that countries have taken to close their boarders to the outside world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Fiji Police Force is not resting on its laurels as operations are also focused on transnational crimes,” said Commissioner of Police, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho.

Qiliho says the increase in the number of arrests on drug-related activities has become a concern for the Fiji Police force.

“The significant number of arrests have been worrying. They have been making arrests on the cultivation of marijuana in non-traditional areas. This is the new trend.”

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