Samoa police conduct biggest marijuana drug bust

Eleven people have been arrested and charged over a drug bust in Samoa that netted over 10-thousand marijuana plants.

In the early hours of Friday morning, Police Commissioner, Fuiavailiili Egon Keil and led a team of over 80 police officers in the raids at Faleatiu.

The raid was a result of combined efforts between the Samoa Police Service CID division and INTEL unit in collecting and analysing years of information.

During the operation, a total of 11 people were captured, detained and charged in relation to the raid.

More than 10,000 marijuana plants were collected from 6 different plantations within the area.

Cash, a glass pipe used for smoking meth (ice) and several weapons including a high-powered rifle were seized and confiscated.

Samoa police said the raid is recorded as one of SPS's biggest bust.

SPS has acknowledged the support and partnership of Australian Federal Police and our local police officers that worked tirelessly in planning and executing this raid.

SPS are warning those who continue to break the law by cultivating and dealing with marijuana and any form of illegal drugs to stop.

Members of the public who may have information or know of someone who continually cultivates and/or deals with illegal drugs are being encouraged to come forward and inform SPS.


Photo supplied. Caption: Marijuana plants seized from several plantations in Samoa