Four arrested for alleged possession of marijuana

Police in Port Vila have arrested four people at Pango for alleged possession of marijuana.

Marijuana is considered an illegal drug in Vanuatu. The suspects were arrested following a search at the main suspect’s residence. The main suspect is an elderly man from Melip in Malekula.

He was charged for selling, supplying and possessing the illegal drug. The other suspects who were youths residing at the area were also charged for possessing the drug.

Police has also arrested the driver of a bus that transported the three suspects to get marijuana from the main suspect.

The main suspect is in remand while the other three are given bail conditions. They will be appearing before the court next month.

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