25 Feb 2015

NZ and Fiji link up to fight drug trafficking

8:55 pm on 25 February 2015

New Zealand authorities are helping Fiji set up a detector dog unit aimed at combating drug trafficking.

New Zealand Customs officials and police have met representatives of the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority and the Fiji Police Force to discuss a training programme that will focus on border security.

The New Zealand authorities say the assistance they provide will help strengthen border security in the Pacific.

Fiji authorities last year intercepted large shipments of cocaine and heroin.