12 Sep 2018

Fiji police officers sacked for involvement in drug trade

12:05 pm on 12 September 2018

Fiji's Police Commissioner says some officers have been removed from the Force for their involvement in the drug trade.

70710201 - lautoka, fiji -  dec 30 2016:fijian police officers patrolling in the main street. the fiji police force annual statistics reveal an 18% increase in crime cases in 2015.

70710201 - lautoka, fiji - dec 30 2016:fijian police officers patrolling in the main street. the fiji police force annual statistics reveal an 18% increase in crime cases in 2015. Photo: rafaelbenari/123RF

Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho made the revelation at the opening of the US Drug Enforcement Agency workshop on Clandestine Labs in Suva.

The Fiji Times reports that he urged participants to put their knowledge to good use because they were dealing with a lucrative industry that had the potential to corrupt an individual.

Mr Qiliho said the police have removed officers for helping keep the drug trade alive.

He also thanked the Drug Enforcement Agency for facilitating the training that he said would further boost local enforcement.

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