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Samoa Police arrest 4 drug suspects

The men aged between 30 and 35 are known to have previous convictions.

Officers are also looking for a known drug dealer who frequents the location at Vaigaga where the raid took place on Wednesday morning last week.

Among the contrabands seized by law authorities include cash, methamphetamine, marijuana, utensils, weighing apparatus, ammunition and a truck load of items suspected to be stolen goods.

The items confiscated include seven packets of “ice” weighed at 2.36 grams with an estimated street value of $2,500.

Samoa Police records increase in use of drugs

A drug bust netted 4 utensils, $5,000 tala cash, viagra tablets, electronic scale, fake plate numbers (Regulate, 2Pac), marijuana leaves weighing .57 grams as well as flash drives and hard drives. 

Police confirmed arresting two individuals in connection with Thursday’s raid who are currently in custody awaiting remand.

Police also raided a property in the Faleata district where they confiscated illicit drugs weighing 19 grams. 

Police arrested eight people including one female and seized paraphernalia, guns and cash valued at more than $20,000 tala. 


Samoa police arrest seven people following drugs raid

Police seized methamphetamine; marijuana and drug paraphernalia following a search on the property.

Five men and two women are now in the custody of the Police.

This was confirmed by Deputy Police Commissioner Auapaau Logoitino Filipo in response to questions from Radio Polynesia.

This is the same residence that police raided in July.

During that raid, Police seized drugs, drug paraphernalia, guns, and cash worth more than $20,000 tala.


7 arrested in major drug bust in Samoa

The role of the Ministry of Police and Prisons in ensuring that Samoa is protected from criminal offenses in the possession of marijuana and drugs as well as the illegal possession of firearms cannot end. , as the Commissioner of Police, Fuiavailili Egon Keil.

"This morning, police raided several families in Faleatiu and Fasito'o-uta and seized large quantities of marijuana, pipes used for smoking drugs, money and more than $ 1000, laptops, mobile phones, firearms, ammunition, handcuffs and agaes, ”said Fuiavailili according to a report in the Savali newspaper.

Dark web drugs raid leads to 179 arrests

Some 179 people were arrested across Europe and the US, and 500kg (1,102lb) of drugs and 64 guns confiscated.

It ends the "golden age" of these underground marketplaces, Europol said.

"The hidden internet is no longer hidden", said Edvardas Sileris, head of Europol's cyber-crime centre.

The operation, known as DisrupTor, was a joint effort between the Department of Justice and Europol. It is believed that the criminals engaged in tens of thousands of sales of illicit goods and services across the US and Europe.


Guam prison officers arrested in police drug raid

The Guam Daily Post reported a Department of Corrections lieutenant and three corrections officers were amoung five government workers arrested in several raids this morning.

A Department of Public Works officer was also among those arrested and a fifth corrections officer was being held in custody while investigations continued.

The officials have been charged with offences including bribery, official misconduct and conspiracy to promote prison contraband.

Police raid uncovers marijuana plantation at Faleatiu

Five people including a young mother were arrested as a result of a crackdown by police last week.

The raid was conducted on the same plantation where Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil recently confiscated more than 600 fully grown marijuana plants in what is reported to be Samoa’s biggest drug bust.

The five suspects have been charged with possession of narcotics and will appear in court at a later date.