Samoa Police

Samoa Police appeal for information on missing teenage brothers

The Ministry of Police, Prisons & Corrections reported that the two brothers have been missing from about 10am on Saturday, 22 January.

Junior was last seen in a green shirt with a pair of black shorts while Suiai was dressed in a red shirt with a black pair of shorts.

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


Samoa Police extends vehicle registration deadline

The registration deadline that was supposed to be due today has been extended by five working days.

The extension was announced by the Acting Commissioner of Police, Auapaau Logoitino Filipo on Friday. 

"Due to the Covid-19 State of Emergency lockdown, all vehicle registrations due by Monday, 31 January 2022 will be extended for five working days.”

The notice also stated that the five working days will begin from Tuesday, 1 February to Monday 7 February 2022 without attracting late fee penalties.


Samoa Police announces new Covid-19 restrictions for police stations

The restrictions are in line with Covid-19 protocols.

Samoa Police said anyone not wearing a mask will not be allowed to enter any local police station.

The Force has also emphasized that only eligible people without Covid-19 vaccination also won’t be allowed to enter the premises.

Police have also advised that children under the age of 12 years are not allowed to enter the police station.

Samoa has 30 Covid-19 cases and all of them are in quarantine sites.


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.