SOLOMON POLICE COMMISSIONER CALLS FOR INQUIRY OVER POT RAIDS

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (November 16, 1998 - PACNEWS)---Police Commissioner Frank Short has ordered a full inquiry into police procedures used during marijuana raids in Kakabono last month.

According to reports in the Solomon Star newspaper, residents have expressed complaints in the manor police handled the two raids. Police seized over 500 marijuana plants in the town west of the country's capitol of Honiara.

Short says he has not received a written complaint about the alleged police handling of the drug seizures, other than what was reported in the newspaper, however he plans to conduct the inquiry to "view of the importance of transparency and accountability."

The inquiry will be carried out by new training adviser to the Royal Solomon Islands Police, Senior Superintendent Charles Hosking.

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