Samoa Police

Samoa Police ensures safety of people and communities

The Force has deployed officers to patrol the streets, setting up road blocks at the designated road intersections and scrutinizing supermarkets and all other businesses if they are adhere to take precautionary measures to contain the pandemic.

Samoa Police also encouraged wishes everyone to stay home and be safe.

“We would also like to acknowledge the support of our nation in the execution of our duties for this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic through words of encouragement and deference shown as we are working to ensure the safety of our nation.”

Samoa Police arrest man for burglary and theft

Police had a pending investigation focused on Tauanu’u and are appealing to the public for information on his whereabouts. 

"This individual had a previous conviction of the same offence and is considered to be dangerous and should not be approached,” Police said.

Police wished to acknowledge the public for their support and especially the assistance from the village of Falefa which led to this arrest.

     

Samoa Police appeal for information on missing 15-year old boy

The Ministry of Police, Prisons & Corrections said Tariu has been missing since Saturday afternoon.

He was last seen wearing a light brown lavalava and a brown stripes t-shirt.

The public is advised to contact a nearby Police Station or call 22222, if they have any information that might lead to Tariu’s whereabouts.

     

Samoa Police made a total of 86 arrests during the festive season operation

Over the Christmas period - from 25 to 31 December last year - a total of 56 arrests were made; across the New Year’s period - from 1 to 4 January this year - another 30 people were taken in by police. 

Police received a total of 768 calls during the festive season operation. 

The total number of ongoing police activities - a figure which includes mobiles patrols, foot patrols, road block and others - was equivalent to another 770 calls, bringing overall individual police operations 1,538. 

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 2, seize drugs, firearms in a raid

During the operation yesterday, Police seized 4 utensils, cash totalling SAT$5000.00, 2 firearms (22 & 42 live) 22 bullets and 57grams of marijuana leaves.

Other items confiscated included 4 sildenafils 100mg per tab (viagra), 1 electronic scale,  fake plate numbers (Regulate, 2PAC) , 4 flash drives and 3 hard drives.

Police said the two individuals are in their custody awaiting remand.

 

Photo supplied SPPS  Caption: Some of the items seized during a Police raid at Faatoia. 

     

Suspended Samoa police prosecutor reinstated

He was due back at work on Tuesday.

This was confirmed in a memo issued by the Ministry of Police and Prisons and obtained by Radio Polynesia.

The internal memo issued on 31 December, 2021 showed acting Police Commissioner, Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti approved the resumption of duties for Sergeant Khamtahn Stanley, effective on 4 January, 2022.

Samoa's assistant Electoral Commissioner faces drug charges

Faumui Daryl Mapu was arrested along with a 29 year old female employee of the electoral commission office on Tuesday.

At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, acting Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Keti confirmed the arrest of the pair, adding they have been charged for possession of narcotics.

Four illegal pistols, including a revolver, two rifles, $2,900 tālā cash, methamphetamine and several laptops were confiscated during the raid.

Samoa police reminds locals about dangers of drink driving

Deputy Police Commissioner Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo told Radio Polynesia close to 30 people were arrested, and majority were drunk drivers and the rest were drunk and disorderly in public.

Auapa'au said the Ministry continues to appeal to members of the public to consume responsibly, and not to get behind the wheel when under the influence of alcohol.

He said checkpoints will continue throughout the holidays as one form of deterrent, and police are continuing to collaborate with village councils in pushing the message that drink driving is dangerous.

     

Samoa Police appeal on information on missing 16-year-old boy

The Ministry of Police, Prisons & Corrections has reported that Siaosi has been missing since the morning of Christmas Eve.

He was last seen wearing his long sleeve male's blouse coloured black with white stripes, and a grey short.

Siaosi is a special need teenager and currently attending Loto Taumafai School.

The public is advised to contact a nearby Police Station or call 22222, if they have any information that might lead to Siaosi’s whereabouts.