Samoa health service workers jailed for stealing paracetamol

Two former National Health Service workers in Samoa have been sentenced to jail after stealing paracetamol from the national hospital.

The pair last year stole an estimated $US4,000 worth of the pain-killer in six separate incidents.

TV1 Samoa reports the men pleaded guilty and were sentenced to two and a half years in jail.

Paracetamol can be broken down to produce methamphetamine.

A third man accused of the same crime had entered a not guilty plea and will have his hearing at a later date.