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By Staff Reporter : PNG Today

NZDF staff stood down after incident with 'unknown substance' in Fiji

Five New Zealand Defence Force staff have been stood down after an incident involving an unknown substance while on operation in Fiji.

It is understood the substance is a drug.

A spokesperson for the defence force confirmed they were investigating the incident which took place on Saturday.

“The five personnel have been stood down from their normal duties while the investigation progresses,” they said.

“This matter has not effected the NZDF's humanitarian support operation in Fiji.”

Defence force staff are currently in Fiji along with the HMS Canterbury assisting with the recovery of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

The defence force would not comment on whether the substance was found on board the ship.

Minister for defence Gerry Brownlee declined to comment on the matter.


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