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Police on the lookout for “organised gangs”

The Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said that police were on the lookout for criminal elements targeting residential properties of wealthy business people. This was his response to a member of the audience, who raised the issue of security as criminals had targeted her and a handful of business people. The AG said that the Fiji […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

August 3, 2016 7:18 am

The Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said that police were on the lookout for criminal elements targeting residential properties of wealthy business people.

Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at the Speakers Debate last night. (Fijian Government)
Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at the Speakers Debate on Monday. (Fijian Government)

This was his response to a member of the audience, who raised the issue of security as criminals had targeted her and a handful of business people.

The AG said that the Fiji Police Force was investigating the existence of groups that target homes.

SAYED-KHAIYUM: “We are addressing some issues. There are certain security issues obviously. The Commissioner of Police will tell you that there are certain organised gangs that may be moving around from places, they do target. The idea is intelligence gathering.”

Minister Sayed-Khaiyum added that more money is being poured into empowering poor Fijians with the right tools to earn a proper living, and the Fijian Government also wants inmates to take up trades which keep them out of criminal activities.

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