Fiji and Australian Police intercept $6.5m worth of methamphetamine

Fiji Police and Australian authorities have intercepted a consignment of methamphetamine worth more than $6.5 million.

The consignment was initially intercepted at the Los Angeles Airport last week on it’s way to Fiji after custom officials were suspicious of the country of origin on the packaging label.

20 packages were found in the consignment containing a pressure cooker and further testing confirmed contents to be methamphetamine’s weighing over 21 kilograms.

Fiji Police along with the Australian Federal Police then allowed for the consignment to be sent through to Fiji to determine the recipient here.

When the package arrived in Fiji, it was received by two men aged 31 and 35 years.

The package was seized from them by a surveillance team of police and customs officers.

The 31 year old has been charged with Unlawful Transfer and Supply of Illicit Drugs and will be produced at the Nadi Magistrates Court today while the second suspect remains in custody.

This is the second large seizure of illicit drugs made with the joint cooperation of the Fiji Police Force, Australian Federal Police and the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority.



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