Police officers dismissed for tipping raids to drug dealers
07:07 Tue Sep 11, 2018
Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Akosita Talei
The Police Commissioner has revealed several officers have been dismissed from the force for helping keep the drug trade alive and assisting those involved.
Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho says this is very disappointing as their job was to remove drug offenders and traffickers from our streets.
He says some of those kicked off the force for involvement in the drug trade were ‘moles’ tipping people off about police raids.
“I have removed officers that have been involved in it. we have been conducting drug raids over the years and we know there have been moles within that alert these places before we get in there so we have identified a few and we have removed them from the force.”
Brigadier General Qiliho says this is a huge concern as their corrupt practices have contributed to keeping the drug trade alive in the country.
“Yes definitely the drug trade is lucrative, there’s a lot of money involved and to pay off police officers like that is something not new in the drug world. That’s common practice that people involved in drugs do to try and buy out law enforcement people.”
The Police Commissioner says they’re dealing with a very lucrative industry that has the potential to corrupt an individual.
This should serve as a warning to other police officers that becoming involved in the drug trade business can cost them their career.
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