The money was in $20 dollars notes and was part of a consignment for the Reserve Bank of Fiji, which arrived from the United Kingdom on Friday.
It says police have mounted a massive hunt for the robbers and that they already have a number of leads and that raids were expeced in Suva as early as today.
A number of criminal elements and some homes in the Suva area are being watched closely by police in connection with the robbery.
The missing money was in a carton in a special vault inside the container. It is understood the robbers cut through the side of the container before making a hole in the vault and removing the carton.
Fiji Ports Corporation Limited officials were not available for comment yesterday on how it was possible for robbers to enter the wharf complex unnoticed by security guards.
The corporation maintains a private company to provide security at the entrance and exit to the facility.
Sokomuri said it was not possible to reveal further information about the incident.
A special task force of detectives has been formed to hunt down the robbers and recover the money. This is believed to be the largest robbery of its kind in Fiji's history.
The police have appealed to the public for information.-Original story from Fiji Times, pic Fiji Village