PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has commended the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in what was described as the biggest drug bust in history.
This followed the discovery of the millions of dollars’ worth of cocaine in a foreign vessel by the RSIPF.
Speaking on his way back from New York attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the Prime Minister acknowledged the joint operation by the RSIPF and Australian Federal Police (AFP).
“I would like to commend the Police Commissioner and the RSIPF for a job well done and the professionalism displayed by our local police officers who have worked alongside the AFP in pulling of this massive and successful investigation,” he said.
The Prime Minister said the drug seizure is the biggest in history for Solomon Islands.
“This is a breakthrough and a positive display of what our local police officers are capable of,” he said.