14 Sep 2009

Fiji police investigate alleged drug trafficking at Nadi International Airport

1:40 pm on 14 September 2009

The police in Fiji are investigating an alleged drug trafficking racket at Nadi International Airport.

The Fiji Times reports the head of the Police Drug Unit, Inspector Sakeo Ganivatu, as saying a full report is expected today.

A senior officer for Air Terminal Services has told the paper that three airport workers have been sent home after their implication in drug trafficking activities while more suspensions are expected.

The suspended airport workers are part of a group which is allegedly involved in trafficking methamphetamine, also known as ice.

The group, which is said to include officials from the police airport unit and Immigration Department, is said to have been trafficking the drug for some time.

The drugs were alleged to be hidden inside bags of powdered kava and sent to Auckland in New Zealand.

Auckland police are also investigating the matter .