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Labasa raids net bootlegged alcohol

Three men were questioned and released following three raids conducted yesterday morning in Labasa by Police. The first raid was at the home of a 55-year-old, self-employed of Boca, Bulileka where liquid believed to be Rice Whiskey was seized. The second raid was at the home of a 48-year-old, Shopkeeper of Bulileka where bottles filled […]

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October 23, 2016 10:05 am

Three men were questioned and released following three raids conducted yesterday morning in Labasa by Police.

The first raid was at the home of a 55-year-old, self-employed of Boca, Bulileka where liquid believed to be Rice Whiskey was seized. The second raid was at the home of a 48-year-old, Shopkeeper of Bulileka where bottles filled with clear liquor thought to be Rice Whiskey was also seized.

The third raid was conducted at the house of a 49-year-old of Boubale, Bulileka whereby bottles, gallon tanks and buckets filled with clear liquor water believed to be Rice Whiskey was seized. Other equipment thought to be used for making the home brew also seized. All were questioned and released.

Drifting at Sea

A 60-year-old of Nabuna Village of Koro Island who was reported to be missing at sea on Friday afternoon was found yesterday morning.

The victim had gone out fishing and was said to have started drifting towards Vanua Levu due to heavy swells and strong winds. A search party was activated with the search continuing into yesterday.

At about 0840hrs yesterday morning the victim was found safe at sea between Makogai and Namena Island by a search party led by Turaga-ni- Koro of Nabuna Village. The victim was conveyed to Nasau Health Center for medical treatment and sent home with nil injuries or illness.

Volivoli Hit and run

Members of the public are requested to call Crimestoppers on 919 if they have information about a vehicle that may have a damaged bumper or bonnet as it may be consistent with damage resulting from a hit and run incident. Any bit of information is welcomed as it could help out investigations.

The post-mortem was conducted on the 30-year-old victim with the cause of death consistent to injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident which is why it has been classified as a fatal and in this case hit and run.

Case of interest

A 35-year-old diver of Nakavika Village, Raviravi, Ba died following what is believed to have been complications from a diving expedition.

The victim was diving with others from his village close to midnight on Friday when it is alleged that he started experiencing breathing difficulties. He was rushed to the Ba Mission Hospital and was later transferred to the Lautoka Hospital where he passed away. A post-mortem will be conducted to ascertain a cause of death as investigations continue.

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