9 Apr 2019

Fiji police probe alleged theft from Russian sevens team

4:39 am on 9 April 2019

Police in Fiji are investigating the alleged theft of items belonging to the touring Russian rugby team from Nadi Airport.

Nadi International Airport in Fiji

Nadi International Airport in Fiji Photo: RNZI/Sally Round

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the team was in the country more than a week ago to compete at a sevens tournament in the capital Suva.

Air Terminal Services' chief executive Hare Mani told FBC Radio the airport had security and surveillance to ensure travellers' luggage was safe.

"Fiji Airports Limited and police carried out searches on all the lockers of our employees," Mr Mani said.

"And by Wednesaday, they said that they've done their search in Nadi and nothing was found in the lockers."