FIJI NEWS
July 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

Marijuana plants. (File Photo)
Marijuana plants. (File Photo)

An estimation of $7.6 million street value of marijuana was calculated for 2011.

This was confirmed to FijiLive by the National Substance Abuse Advisory Council (NSAAC) director Misaele Driubalavu.

The value is an estimation of 1,525 plants that was uprooted in 2011.

According to statistics provided by Fiji Police, this is a huge drop compared to 12,572 plants uprooted in 2010 worth a street value of $62.8 million and 67,333 in 2009  with $336.6 million.

Driubalavu said cannabis received at Koronivia Research Station shows a total of 12,519 plants in 2010 compared to 26,945 in 2009.

Meanwhile, for hard drugs seized, Contact NT Granules, 3 kg cocaine and pseudoephedrine worth $13 million was confiscated by police in 2010 where 7 people were arrested.

Fiji Police recorded 357 kg heroin worth $AUD100 million in 2000 and $1 billion worth of crystal methamphetamine in 2004 where 6 people were arrested.

By Ropate Valemei

Wiggle


PREVIOUS STORY
More EVR centres to open this week
NEXT STORY
7000 registered yesterday: Elections office

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!
   





Should government include locals to observe the 2014 electoral process?
 Yes
 No


Poll Results: Current | Previous

Should government include locals to observe the 2014 electoral process?
Yes
 65%
No
 35%



More Polls
Press Esc to close this window
BUSINESS
Vodafone Fiji, Tonga telco in allianceVodafone Fiji and Tonga Communications Corporation today signed a strategic partnership alliance that will allow the Tongan company to leverage off the experience of their Fijian counterparts.
SPORTS
Labasa, Nadi to clash in National LeagueThird placed Nadi will host fifth placed Labasa in the lone National Football League fixture this Sunday at Prince Charles Park.
WORLD
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
TECHNOLOGY
Vodafone Fiji, Tonga telco in allianceVodafone Fiji and Tonga Communications Corporation today signed a strategic partnership alliance that will allow the Tongan company to leverage off the experience of their Fijian counterparts.
ENTERTAINMENT
Tove Loís debut album Queen of the Clouds out Sept 26Tove Loís debut album, Queen Of The Clouds, is to release on September 26, featuring the latest single Not On Drugs, and the previous hit Stay High.
HEALTH/FITNESS
Clean-up day to curb dengue outbreakFiji's Ministry of Health has declared a clean-up day next Thursday for residents in the central division as it ups the tempo against a dengue fever outbreak currently experienced in the country.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS