HONG KONG: Hong Kong authorities have seized F$30 million (NZ$20 million) worth of heroin in the tyres of a quad bike. Police and customs said the heroin was tightly packed into about 80 packets in the bike on Lautoka Wharf.
Custom’s head Jitoko Tikolevu said seizure of heroin is rare in Fiji.Heroin attracts a higher price than cocaine on the streets.” The container that had the bike in it was addressed to a local resident. Acting Commissioner of Police Isikeli Vuniwaqa said they had a suspect is in custody but would not reveal further details.
In 2000, during the failed George Speight coup, around 357 kilograms of heroin was found in Suva with a street value at the time of F$100m, making it one of the world’s largest ever drug seizuresIt was established later that the drug was intended for the Sydney Olympics and was being trans-shipped through Fiji.In 2004 Suva police found a factory that contained enough chemicals to make F$1 billion of crystal methamphetamine.A number of Hong Kong and Malaysian nationals were arrested over the factory which was also set up to export.