Drug lord sus­pect aids in joint op­er­a­tion

38,100 mar­i­juana plants found so far by joint team

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Aman be­lieved to be one of the drug lords in the Navosa area has been ar­rested, thanks to in­for­ma­tion sup­plied by mem­bers of the pub­lic, chief of in­tel­li­gence and in­ves­ti­ga­tions ACP Luke Navela said. “The sus­pect has since led the joint oper­a­tions team con­sist­ing of of­fi­cers from both the Fiji Po­lice Force and Re­pub­lic of Fiji Mil­i­tary Forces to a farm lo­ca­tion where 5500 mar­i­juana plants were found,” ACP Navela said in a Po­lice state­ment yes­ter­day. A team in­ves­ti­gat­ing pro­ceeds of crime is also look­ing into the sus­pect’s fi­nan­cial back­ground. To date more than 38,100 mar­i­juana plants have been found by the joint team and with the as­sis­tance shown by mem­bers of the pub­lic, they are confident of lo­cat­ing more farms and ar­rest­ing those in­volved in the drug trade. “I would like to again ex­press the Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice’s grat­i­tude to those who have so far been as­sist­ing our team with in­for­ma­tion that has led to the dis­cov­ery of the farms and the arrests of those in­volved,” ACP Navela said.

“Their will­ing­ness to as­sist has been a morale booster for the Op­er­a­tion Cavu­raka team as they know their ef­forts are be­ing ap­pre­ci­ated by the very peo­ple whose lives are be­ing af­fected by the il­le­gal drug trade.” Source: Po­lice Me­dia Cell

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