Drugs

Police raids seize marijuana in the West

Separate raids conducted over the past two days has netted plants and dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

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February 1, 2017 11:25 am

The first raid was carried out on Monday morning at a farm in Nabila, Nadi, where more than 70 plants found to be marijuana were uprooted. Investigators are trying to locate the owner of the farm.

In the second raid in Lautoka yesterday afternoon, a team of officers raided the home of a 42-year-old and found rolls, sachets and plastic all containing dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

The suspect is in custody, and the leaves sent for analysis.

Police spokesperson Ms Ana Naisoro said the focus on the illegal drug trade continued throughout the divisions and police were grateful to those who had been providing information leading to the successful arrests.

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