Glue sniffing on the rise in Fiji schools

Glue sniffing on the rise in Fiji schools

Glue sniffing on the rise in Fiji schools

Posted 11 August 2008, 10:08 AEST

A senior police official has warned of a marked increase in glue sniffing among Fiji students.

Fiji is now looking at Australian legislation as a model for its own laws to curb the problem.

The deputy director for community policing, Anare Masitabua, says glue sniffing is increasing in the Central Area.

He told Radio Australia's Pacific Beat program two to three students a month are having to be counselled.

"The average that we have that was printed out in our Daily Herald there was two to three students taken to police station for counselling in regards to the people who are found in possession with glue".

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