6 Jan 2009

Fiji police drop probe of arrested armed soldier

2:32 pm on 6 January 2009

A police investigation regarding a soldier armed with a pistol in Fiji has been dropped.

Fijivillage News reported the soldier was arrested in Suva on Friday.

Major Neumi Leweni, a military spokesperson, says the soldier was on-duty at the time of the arrest.

Fiji police now say it's up to the military to decide if he was entitled to carry a gun in public.