17 Jan 2018

Chinese police consultants farewelled in Fiji

1:39 pm on 17 January 2018

Fiji's Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho has farewelled two Chinese police officers who helped oversee last year's mass arrest and deportation of suspected Chinese criminals in Fiji.

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Photo: Xinhua news

The two, Shen Tao and Zhi Cun Zhang, had arrived last July and according to Fiji media, they assisted their Fiji counterparts with criminal investigations as well as international cooperation.

Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho says the programme enabled more training opportunities especially in the areas of narcotics and drugs.

In August, 77 Chinese people were rounded up and deported on a Chinese aircraft without facing any charges in Fiji.

The Chinese news agency Xinhua said the suspects were involved in on-line fraud.

The ABC reported that the deportees were allegeldy teenage sex workers.

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