Drugs found in several Samoa schools

This follows confirmation from Pouu'amea Tuaolo Supapo that marijuana was confiscated from Samoana High School students.

Drugs were also found at Tafuna High School.

Pouu'amea called on school administrators to find better ways to stop drugs from entering school campuses, even if they have to search each student.


Stolen items, drugs seized in raid in Samoa

A search warrant was executed at one of the suspect’s residences last Friday afternoon resulting in the recovery of stolen items.

Police said a 48-year-old man was arrested.

The alleged stolen items are noted to have been sold to the suspect by burglars of previous burglary and theft cases.

The other three suspects including a 46-year-old, a 30-year old and a 29-year-old were found at the residence at the time of the raid.

Fiji school students involved in drug-related crimes

The youngest student is a 13-year-old.

This has been highlighted by the Fiji Police Narcotics Bureau.

The Bureau is hoping that parents will spend more time discussing issues regarding drugs with their children.

“We have a shared responsibility as parents, guardians, community leaders, religious denomination leaders, village elders to nurture our children.”

“It says this includes the monitoring of their activities, behavior and who they associate themselves with.”

Police seize $2.4m in cash, drugs and firearm in Auckland raids

The National Organised Crime Group Investigation named Operation Samson investigated a number of residential and commercial properties across Auckland linked to the New Zealand chapter of the Hells Angels.

A 30-year-old Hells Angel member was charged with money laundering and has appeared in the Auckland District Court.

Detective inspector Albie Alexander said this type of offending undermines the well-being of communities.

He said the investigation would continue to target those who accumulated assets and wealth through illegal means.

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.”

Rugby league star Manu Vatuvei pleads guilty in meth importation case

The 35-year-old appeared in the Manukau District Court this morning.

He was due to stand trial this week on charges of importing methamphetamine and possessing methamphetamine for supply.

But he has now entered a guilty plea through his lawyer Vivienne Feyen to a representative importation charge.

Feyen told the court Vatuvei accepted responsibility for his offending.

Vatuvei has been remanded on bail ahead of his sentencing in December.

The Crown has indicated it will withdraw the remaining charges at sentencing.

Nine people arrested with drugs and illegal firearms in their possession

This was after the Samoa Police Force conducted raids at Vaitele-fou and Lolovaea.

The police have seized naroctics (methamphetamine and marijuana), illegal firearms as well as various expensive electronics, jewelries and cash totalling to $23,300 tala and AUD$20.

Samoa Police said the electronics and jewelries are believe to be used to trade for narcotics.

Samoa Police charge 9 for possession of illegal drugs

One of the defendants is a deportee or a person who is deported from overseas for criminal offenses, according to a report by Savali newspaper.

The defendants aged between 24 and 49 years were taken into custody following 4 police raids at Lalovaea and Vaitele-fou yesterday.

Police seized 3.3 Grams of marijuana, $23,300 cash along with cell phones, laptops, jewelries, hard drive and other electronic devices from the raids.

Manu Vatuvei reveals himself as sportsman charged with importing methamphetamine

The Warriors icon is charged with possessing methamphetamine for supply and importing the Class A drug.

He has denied the charges, which were laid in December 2019.

Just days before suppression was due to lapse, Vatuvei took to Instagram to tell his followers about the charges in a video.

Vatuvei has had a long fight to keep his identity a secret, but on Sunday revealed himself as the “sportsman” charged, 48 hours ahead of the deadline for him to take his fight to the Court of Appeal.

USP students warned of expulsion over drugs

A USP student was convicted in the Suva Magistrates Court this week for possession of illicit drugs.

Kessler Anton from Papua New Guinea pleaded guilty to possessing marijuana, after police found the drug in his room on 1 August.

The court, however, will not register Anton's conviction because it said the student was unlikely to reoffend.

Instead, Anton was bound over for $US235 and told he would have to pay the sum if he reoffended.

USP Vice Chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia said the university had a zero-tolerance policy against drugs.