POLICE NEWS UPDATES

PROGRESS ILLICIT DRUGS

A 39 year old taxi driver has also been taken into custody for his alleged involvement in a recent drug find case at the Nadi Airport on Friday, April 4.

This is in relation to the case whereby custom officials had intercepted the parcel containing some baby items on the 26th of March and upon initial investigations and tests found substances believed to be illicit drugs.

Police revealed that the driver?has been questioned.

 

OFFICER CHARGED

A senior police officer has been charged with disciplinary offences after allegedly threatening a complainant in the Western Division.

The officer will face an internal tribunal proceeding for alleged misconduct and behavior towards the complainant that has been deemed as a breach in police practices and procedures.

The officer is currently on leave and a date will be set for the tribunal proceedings.

Meanwhile the investigation into two incidents highlighted in the media about alleged police brutality cases in the Western Division are now focusing on the two complainants for allegedly giving false information.

Following revelations made in one of the local dailies, a team from the Internal Affairs Department was tasked to conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations of assault where it was discovered the allegations made were not true.

Investigations into these two matters continue.

Meanwhile the internal tribunal proceedings for two other officers from the Lautoka Police station who were earlier charged with disciplinary offences against a minor continues.

The head of the Fiji Police Force Acting Commissioner of Police Ravi Narayan has once again reiterated that he will not condone or entertain any officers who abuse their powers while executing their duties.

22 YEAR OLD FARMER?S BODY FOUND AFTER DIVING TRIP

A 22 year old farmer of Lamiti village Gau was found dead during a diving expedition on Thursday, April 3.

The incident is alleged to have occurred at around 3.30am at the Nawavuka Reef.

The victim had gone diving with three others and after a while the others noticed his diving slippers surface whereby a search was immediately conducted.

The deceased was rushed to the Levuka Hospital where he was pronounced dead following the discovery of his body stuck on the reef.

Investigations continue.

 

FIRE CLAIMS ANOTHER LIFE

An early morning fire completely destroyed a concrete building belonging to the Buabua Bible College in Lautoka.

?The incident occurred on Friday, April 4 at about 12:10am whereby the Bible College Carpentry and Joinery Vocational Centre was destroyed with all its contents including the office and a vehicle parked nearby.

?Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of fire.

 

MEDIA RELEASE.

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