NEW CORRUPTION UNIT RAIDS TRAVEL AGENCY

SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, Feb. 13) - The office of a Fiji travel consultancy was raided by agents of the recently commissioned special unit tasked with tackling corruption.

Inspector Nasir Ali, of the Anti-Corruption Unit, confirmed his team raided the travel agency's office in the capital city after they received an overwhelming number of complaints from people.

Many people claimed they were defrauded by the agency, which allegedly promised to arrange travel permits and visas but failed to do so even after accepting payment.

The unit, which comprises of police officers and soldiers, raided the Suva Street office yesterday morning.

Inspector Ali said they received numerous complaints from people that they had been being ripped off of money and not provided services promises.

He said the raid was considered as a normal police investigation.

The unit expects to question the operator this week.

The unit is to become a branch of the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption that is yet to be legislated.

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