Two men in Samoa charged with drugs offence

Two men in Samoa have been arrested at Fagalii airport in connection with a parcel of illegal drugs found by customs officers.

Police said the two men, who are in their 40s, were arrested when they came to get a parcel containing 5.9 grams of methamphetamine.

RNZI reports the two suspects were charged with possession and importation of an illegal drug.

They will appear in the Supreme Court in two weeks.

Police spokesperson Superintendent Sala'a Moananu Sale has told reporters that inquiries have been made with American Samoa authorities on how the illegal drug got through customs checks.



Photo file: Fagalii Airport, Samoa