Crew members from Royal New Zealand Navy inshore patrol vessel HMNZS Taupo and personnel from Fiji Revenue and Customs Service wade towards the remote island where over 12 kgs of cocaine were found last week.The Fiji police have launched an amnesty to encourage people to turn in any illicit drugs they may have discovered.

The two week amnesty started yesterday after two stashes of cocaine were found last month on an island in the Lau group.

The combined weight of the stashes was 52 kg.

The police said they wanted people to come forward if they had made any similar discoveries.

There was information that people were trying to sell drugs they had found, the police said.

People with information about drug stashes could call the police on a toll free number, they said.