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Nabua QRT makes hard drugs arrest

An early morning intercept by the Nabua Quick Response Team (QRT) resulted in the arrest of two men and two women following the discovery of white substances believed to be methamphetamine.

Divisional Police Commander South, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Wate Vocevoce said the four were stopped at a roadblock in Vatuwaqa, where the driver allegedly failed to produce his driver’s licence and drove off.

SSP Vocevoce said the suspect’s vehicle was involved in an accident along Brown Street, where the team from Nabua searched the vehicle and found several small plastics containing white substances believed to be methamphetamine.

Arrested were the driver of the vehicle who works in Nadi, a 27-year-old woman from Sabeto and a 25-year-old man and 26-year-old woman both from Suvavou.

The seized substances have been sent for analysis as investigations continue. The suspects remain in custody at the Totogo Police Station.

Meanwhile, in the Northern Division, a raid conducted in Tacilevu Hills led to the seizure of close to 400 plants believed to be marijuana.

While there was no arrest made, the Divisional Police Commander North Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kemueli Baledrokadroka said the discovery and seizure is a positive outcome of efforts to disrupt the sale, and distribution of the illicit drug.

SSP Baledrokadroka said community support is crucial in the war against all forms of illicit drugs, and is thankful for the assistance of community leaders and those who continue to share information about those involved in the illegal trade.

Ilaitia Ravuwai
Ilaitia Ravuwai
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