POLICE WORK TOWARDS ERADICATING ILLEGAL TRADING
A 20 year old woman was arrested yesterday after items found in her possession were alleged to have been bought from money earned from the sale of marijuana.
Household items estimated to be worth close to $4,000 were seized from her home in Rakiraki Village, Yale Kadavu. Her husband is wanted for arrest following a raid on their farm on Wednesday where 429 plants believed to be marijuana was uprooted.
She has since been questioned and released.
Meanwhile day 2 of Operation Sasamaki saw another three people arrested for their alleged involvement in the cultivation of marijuana.
A 45 year old farmer of Solodamu Village, Tavuki was arrested when dried leaves and seeds believed to be marijuana was found in his possession. In another incident a 34 year old farmer of Nabukelevu-i-ra was arrested after plants believed to be marijuana were found on his farm, whereas a 48 year old farmer of Namara Village was also arrested after plants believed to be marijuana was found stacked about 5km away from the village.
As Operation Sasamaki continues on the island of Kadavu concurrent raids are being conducted in other Divisions.
Yesterday a team uprooted 17 plants believed to be marijuana from a farm belonging to a 32 year old of Sarava settlement, Wainibuku at about 4.00pm. Also seized were parcels of dried leaves believed to be marijuana. The suspect is currently in police custody as investigations continue.
Our operations are not only focused on one particular area as we want to ensure we eradicate this illegal trade from within our communities.
ACP Rusiate Tudravu Chief Operations Officer