Man, 55, charged over meth concealed in a box of books

Fiji’s Police arrested six people this week in two separate incidents, one at Nadi International Airport and the other at Cunningham in Suva, over possession of methamphetamine.

Earlier in the week, with the assistance of Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS), Fiji Police apprehended a 55-year-old man of Lautoka when he arrived at the Nadi International Airport to collect a wooden box containing books, the base of which contained meth.

Police said international customs alerted FRCS on the consignment which was tested and set aside as soon as it arrived at the airport.

“Upon its arrival at the Nadi International Airport, subsequent analysis tests were conducted before the consignment was resealed and set aside awaiting pick up,” police said.

“Earlier this week the accused collected the consignment and while he was on his way back to his car, a team from the Fiji Detector Dog Unit arrested him and two others and took them into custody.”

The 55-year-old man was charged with one count of Unlawful Importation of Illicit Drugs and one count of Unlawful Possession of Illicit drugs. He appeared at the Nadi Magistrates Court yesterday and has been remanded until 3 March.

In the second case, five men were arrested in Cunningham after they were found with white substances believed to be meth.

The five aged between 29 and 44 years were arrested yesterday in Cunningham Stage 2.

The substance has been sent for analysis. Investigations continue, police said.

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