Fiji soldiers steal 600,000 rounds of ammunition from local port

Published 6 November 2006

After police are threatened, commissioner fights back against bureaucratic bungling

Security issues are different on the sunny island of Fiji. It seems that the police there are hopping mad after a group of armed soldiers forced their way onto the Suva dock in the dead of night and removed a cargo of ammunition totalling 600,000 rounds without approval. Not only that, but the soldiers violently threatened police while they were doing so. We wonder, however, if the police commissioner really has his eye on the ball. His response to to this seemingly serious event? “This was done without the issuance of the appropriate import licence.”

-read more in John Bola’s Fiji Times report