World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Fiji Police continue to deny illegal arms shipment

Fiji Police continue to deny illegal arms shipment

Thu, 15 Feb 2001 09:26:18 +1200

PEOPLE'S COALITION GOVERNMENT, FIJI Issue No: 479 15 February 2001

visit our website:

Police continue to deny awareness of illegal arms shipment

The Fiji police has continued to deny reports of an illegal arms shipment bound for Fiji.

According to a Radio Fiji news report last night, Police Commissioner Isikia Savua said there was no truth to the report that there was a container of arms bound for Fiji. The Radio station asked Savua whether he was aware that the arms were to be used for another mutiny in the army before the regime's appeal is decided on. Savua stated these were rumours and had no factual basis.

Media reports hold that according to an Interpol source a container, labelled equipment for oil drilling and exploration is on its way to Fiji. It further state that the ship may be coming via Tuvalu. Tuvalu's High Commissioner to Fiji has alerted his government of the ship and the container.

Savua stated that the Interpol would first report to Interpol's contact at the Police Department, which is the Criminal Investigations Dept. To date, he claimed, no such report has been received.

Radio Fiji has not revealed the source of its reports.


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>


Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>


Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>


  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC