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Police curb meth sale, distribution in Nabua

Joint efforts between Police and the Fiji Detector Dog Unit resulted in the arrest of a couple alleged to be involved in the distribution and sale of methamphetamine in Nabua.

Assistant Commissioner of Police – Operations (ACP) Livai Driu said working off a tip, officers from the FDDU, Southern Division Task Force, K9 Unit, Crime Scene Investigations, and Southern Division Narcotics executed a search warrant at the suspect’s home whereby they were allegedly obstructed by the first accused, a 30-year-old woman.

ACP Driu said a team went to secure the back of the house when the second suspect, a 37-year-old man ran towards the main road and threw a bag into a creek which was retrieved by an officer.

Officers managed to arrest the suspect and escorted him back to the house, where ACP Driu said K9 Tiny was deployed, and white crystals believed to be methamphetamine were discovered.

ACP Driu said the bag seized during the chase also contained several zip-lock plastics containing white crystals believed to be methamphetamine.

Both suspects were escorted to the Nabua Police Station where they remain in custody. The seized substances weighing more than one kilogram have been sent for analysis.

ACP Driu said the seizure is yet another testament to what can be achieved through collaboration and partnership between the Police and the community.

ACP Driu said, “We call on religious and community leaders to speak up and work with police by reporting such illegal activities. The arrest was made in such a densely populated area, we believe someone must have known or suspected something, therefore we need to work together with community leaders, to encourage the reporting of such illegal activities to Police”.

ACP Driu says a great deal can be achieved when the community works hand in hand with the police in tackling the illicit drug trade.

Ilaitia Ravuwai
Ilaitia Ravuwai
Journalist | news@fijilive.com

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