21 May 2002

Fiji police confident about arrests of foreign criminals

5:46 am on 21 May 2002

Fiji police are said to be close to arresting the leaders of an Asian criminal group operating a drug smuggling, gambling and prostitution racket in Suva.

Fiji TV says police are about to compete a report which will lead to the arrest of 11 heads of crime gangs who allegedly also use Suva retaurants as gambling dens and contact points for prostitutes.

The prostitutes are alleged to enter Fiji from China pretending to be students.