23 Aug 2003

Four dead in gangland style killing near Suva

7:52 am on 23 August 2003

Fiji police are trying to determine the circumstances in which four people died in what appear to be a gangland style killing

The bodies of the four, three Chinese and a Fijian security guard, were found in a live fish export factory in Lami just outside Suva late yesterday

Witnesses are quoted as saying all the dead had serious injuries and were covered in blood.

The Daily Post reports that police would not speculate on the involvement of the Chinese Triad crime gangs but they hav etightened up security at all point of entry as investigations intensify.

Fiji has had a large influx of Chinese nationals in recent years with many involved in businesses and fishing and others said to be involved in drug running, people smuggling, money laundering and prostitution.