Methamphetamine Detected in Nadi

The ongoing collaboration between local law enforcement agencies resulted in the formal arrest and charge of an individual in Nadi last week for importing and being in possession of illicit drugs, Methamphetamine.

The accused, a 43-year-old self-employed man residing in Cunningham, Suva, was arrested on the 15th of February in Nadi, following a jointly controlled operation between the Fiji Police Force and the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service.

The accused was the alleged receiver of an overseas package that contained white substances confirmed to be methamphetamine weighing 1.1kg.

Acting Commissioner Juki Fong Chew said, “The joint efforts of law enforcement in interrupting organized crime activities are one of the key strategies in preventing the flow of dirty money to support their illicit trade and lavish lifestyle”.

“The Fiji Police Force cannot tackle the illegal drug trade alone, and aside from our law enforcement partners in Fiji and the region, we need community support through the sharing of information, to be able to disrupt these illegal networks and safeguard our communities from the devastating impacts of illicit drugs”.

According to the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) Chief Executive Officer Mr. Mark Dixon, the success of the joint operation for the second time in one month highlights the commitment of Fiji’s law enforcement agencies in pursuing all those involved in the illicit drug trade in Fiji. 

Mr. Dixon said FRCS will continue to collaborate closely with all border enforcement agencies in the fight against drug trafficking and in protecting all Fijians from the devastating impact of the illicit drugs in Fiji.

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