4 Jan 2010

Fiji police make huge drug seizure

5:26 pm on 4 January 2010

Fiji's Police Drug Unit says it has uprooted marijuana plants with an estimated value of 1.9 million US dollars in a raid on a farm on the edge of Navosa and Wainimala.

While no arrests have been made in relation to the raid, police assistant spokesman Sergeant Atunaisa Sokomuri has told Fiji Live that hundreds of mature marijuana plants were uprooted.

Mr Sokomuri said they had identified some farmers who are connected to planting and selling of marijuana and will continue to conduct raids in those farms.

He said reducing supply was the main focus of efforts at the moment.

Last month, Fiji police reported making a drugs bust worth millions of dollars in what they say may be linked to drugs exports.