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Police involved in major meth lab bust in Fiji


Police involved in major meth lab bust in Fiji

New Zealand Police have been actively involved in a major drug operation that ended in Fiji this afternoon, thought to be one of the largest in the wold and the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

Detective Superintendent Larry Reid, Acting National Crime Manager, said the time-consuming inquiry is a significant blow against methamphetamine coming into Australasia and the South Pacific.

Chemicals found at the site indicate that the clan lab had the potential to produce 1000 kilos of crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of FJ$1 billion.

Mr Reid said New Zealand Police are able to confirm that the involvement in the operation was the deployment of New Zealand Police officers experienced in the dismantling of clan lab. It is expected to take the officers approximately two weeks to complete their task as the chemicals and toxic waste from the site are highly volatile and require experienced handling.

Fiji Police is the lead agency for this highly successful operation and further media inquiries should be directed to the Fijian Police Commissioner's office.

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