3 people arrested

Three arrested following drug raid in Samoa

Two men and a woman were taken into custody over the seizure of more than 1000 marijuana plants.

The suspects are in police custody and will be charged with possession and cultivation of narcotics.

Acting Police Commissioner, Auapaau Logo Filipo led a team of about 50 officers in the raid in the early hours of Thursday.

The plants were confiscated from four of six targeted areas by police.

Auapaau said, “Usually around this time of the year close to end of the year holidays, we would always expect to confiscate this much amount of drugs and so forth.”

3 arrested in marijuana bust in Samoa

Officers executed a search warrant for narcotics around 4am yesterday (Tuesday) at Satapuala and Faleatiu.

According to Police, they were tipped off by the public about marijuana being cultivated in these areas of Upolu.

Late last year, SPS also executed a search warrant where approximately 10,000 plants were located.

The plants were destroyed last month after court proceedings.


Photo Samoa Police Service Caption: Marijuana plants ready to be seized by police