A man and a woman will be produced at the Sigatoka Magistrates Court today charged with the unlawful possession of illicit drugs namely methamphetamine.
The Divisional Police Commander West (DPC/W) Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Iakobo Vaisea said the two were intercepted by officers from the Western Division Narcotics Bureau last Friday morning near the Korolevu Community Post.
SSP Vaisewa said when officers searched the two’s vehicle they discovered a clear bag containing methamphetamine as well as $8,000 in cash believed to be from proceeds of crime and several bullets of marijuana wrapped in a foil.
They have been charged with two counts of unlawful possession of illicit drugs, one count of bribery and two counts of breach of bail conditions.
In the Southern Division, a 31-year-old man was taken into custody by Kadavu Police following a raid at his farm at Busa Settlement, Tavuki which resulted in the seizure of plants believed to be marijuana.
Divisional Police Commander South (DPC/S) Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Wate Vocevoce said other arrests for those found in possession are also being made throughout the Division.
All five Divisions will be ramping up drug operations this festive season and the Fiji Police Force is urging members of the public to assist by sharing information through Crime Stoppers on 919.