Police arrest two for weed possession

Fiji’s Police arrested two men over the weekend for possession of illegal drugs.

The arrests were made in two separate incidents in Suva and Nadi.

In Suva, a tip-off led to the arrest of a 30-year-old at Toorak on Friday afternoon. A day later, Nadi police arrested a 40-year-old at a hotel in Martintar.

Police found more than 60 rolls of dried leaves wrapped in aluminium foil and a clear plastic zip bag containing white substances believed to be methamphetamine on the 30-year-old. Officers also searched his car parked nearby his house with the assistance of the K9 unit where two rolls of dried leaves confirmed to be marijuana were also found.

The 30-year-old has been charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of illicit drugs and one count of giving false information and will be appearing at the Suva Magistrate Court today.

The 40-year-old remains in custody. He was allegedly found with two clear plastic of dried leaves believed to be marijuana as well as a clear plastic of white substances believed to be methamphetamine.

Both substances have been sent for analysis as investigations continue, police said.

Fiji Police Force Chief Operations Officer, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Abdul Khan is advising the public that officers will not only focus on drug operations in some well-known areas, they are also monitoring the movement of drug peddlers around all divisions and will continue to hunt those involved.

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