Fiji police find cocaine worth $20.4m

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SUVA (Xinhua) – Fijian police stumbled upon 51 packets of cocaine, with street value of $20.4 million along the shores of Fiji’s eastern islands and on Taveuni Island, which is Fiji’s third largest island. Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said the cocaine samples have been sent for laboratory analysis. Meanwhile, Tongan police reported earlier that they made similar discovery of 58 kgh of cocaine, valued at S13 million at Matangi Tonga amid growing international concern that the Pacific region was becoming a transit point for drugs.

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