Oddly Enough

Traffickers on the run after flagging down cops

SUVA (Reuters) - Two Fijian youths who mistakenly stopped a police car thinking it was their truck are now on the run after dumping their sacks of dried leaves, believed to be marijuana, at the feet of the police and fleeing into bushes.

The two boys, both on horseback, were carrying up to two kgs of leaves when they stopped the police patrol car on Monday near the town of Nausori, the Fiji Times newspaper said on Wednesday.

Realizing their mistake the boys dropped the sacks of leaves, abandoned the horses and fled into bushes.

“As for the identity of the two youths that fled, the police are aware of who they are,” assistant police superintendent Salacieli Naivilawasa told the newspaper.

“It’s a matter of going to their village and picking them up. One of the two suspects that fled is a known drug trafficker.”

Reporting by Michael Perry; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani