Drug Burst Statement

 

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A?joint?operation?between?the?Fiji?Police?Force?and?the?Australian?Federal?Police?with?the?assistance?of?the?Fiji?Revenue?and?Customs?Authority?has?resulted?in?the?seizure?of?drugs?worth?more?than?$15?million?Fijian?dollars?in?the?Western?Division?on?Monday?afternoon.

 

As?a?result?a?Fijian?and?an?Australian?national?are?in?custody?after?they?were?found?with?parcels?containing?cocaine?weighing?close?to?50kg.

 

Following?weeks?of?extensive?intelligence?gathering?the?joint?operation?team?closed?in?on?the?two?suspects?near?the?Vuda?Mariner?where?the?illicit?drugs?were?seized?from?the?vehicle?the?two?were?traveling?in.

 

Further?investigations?also?resulted?in?the?discovery?of?large?amounts?of?Fijian?and?Australian?currency?from?one?of?the?suspects??hotel?room.

 

With?investigations?still?in?to?its?early?stages?no?further?details?will?be?released?at?this?point?in?time.

 

The?Fiji?Police?continues?to?work?closely?with?the?Australian?Federal?Police?in?the?issue?of?transnational?crimes?and?is?truly?appreciative?of?their?continuous?support.

 

 

 

 

Those?who?have?the?intention?or?are?involved?in?such?illegal?trades?is?warned?that?the?Fiji?Police?has?the?ability?and?assistance?of?law?enforcement?agencies?such?as?the?AFP?to?ensure?those?responsible?are?brought?to?justice.

 

 

ACP?HENRY?BROWN

CHIEF?OF?INTELLIGENCE?AND?INVESTIGATIONS