Vanuatu police charge students over drugs and pornography

A crackdown by Vanuatu police on marijuana has resulted in the arrest of 35 people including students in Port Vila.

Eight students were among those charged for possessing marijuana and viewing pornography.

The students were caught in an empty house near their school.

A police statement said officers conducted a three-day ‘Operation Black Ice’ and arrested a total of 35 people.

The accused will appear in court on 5 December.

The operation was focused on eradicating marijuana and a total of 29 searches were conducted, including a vessel.

Thirteen young people were arrested at another empty house near Karri Shopping and Freswota 6 Hill for marijuana possession.

More than 100 marijuana plants were destroyed in five different areas and three areas referred to as marijuana hotspots- Holen, Freswota and Teouma.

In each targeted sites, police conducted a search, issued charges, arrest and also conducted awareness on the law of marijuana in Vanuatu and dangers of smoking the drug.



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