23 May 2011

Two agents lose job after Tahiti drugs ring bust

1:09 pm on 23 May 2011

Reports from French Polynesia say two public security officials have been sacked over their role in the use and distribution of methamphetamine.

Tahitipresse says the two agents were suspended last November for using the banned drug and are now due to appear in court.

They were named by a suspected drug dealer when he was questioned.

Reports say more than 20 people have now been interrogated and six have been charged.

Police also detained for two days Cora Flosse, who is the daughter of the veteran politician Gaston Flosse.

The extent of the drugs ring was discovered after searches of private homes yielded photos of those alleged to be implicated.