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Friday, May 11, 2012
CID break in an 'inside job'
Scene of the crime: CID HQ in Toorak. pic Matavuvale
Stumped: Rusiate Tudravu. file pic.
Embarrassed Fiji police are looking for leads to the Criminal Investigations Department break in but it's looking like an inside job.
Other sources have now confirmed our story the break in had to be someone or people who knew the layout of HQ and had access.
Side view of CID.
A fresh source has told us theft from the CID HQ is estimated to be about FJD7 million dollars over a one year period and includes drugs like cocaine, heroin, pill drugs, marijuana as well as hard cash recovered from Chinese raids, jewellery etc.
Today, we initially quoted a police source saying CID HQ in Toorak is a secure location and all doors and windows are re-inforced with bars with someone on standby 24 hours a day. Key doors can also only be opened with entry pin codes.
The insider told us there is no way someone can break into CID without being caught as only certain personnel are allowed in the building.
He said drugs were taken and the culprits could have only have come from inside.
"The OC drugs was replaced by a new CO and as soon as command changes hands a robbery takes place!
"The only way someone can go through the second floor to the vault that holds drugs is if they have access codes and are escorted by a police officer on that floor."
Fiji media are reporting the break in occured just two days ago but Coupfourpointfive has been told it happened last week.
A comment posted on our story about police commissioner Ioane Naivalurua and his two top aides being implicated in an international drug racket on Tuesday May 8 at 2.38pm also suggests it happened earlier: "Latest in the force as another break in the CID headquarters toorak and a bar of cocaine stolen. The police media officer should be asked to reveal the truth.".
Police have set up an inquiry team into 'missing items' with Police Director Operations SSP Rusiate Tudravu saying news of the crime only officially came to light yesterday.
FBC is quoting him as saying it is an embarrassment to the force, but they want to be transparent about how it is handling it.
“I would like to state that we also have internal security measures in place in regards to some of the sensitive issues and items that are in our custody which we would like not to comment further than that, and I can assure the media that we will try our best, the team is working very hard on it and we will advise at a later stage in regards to the incident at the Criminal Investigations Department Headquarters.”