More drug pipes found in Samoa

By Pai Mulitalo Ale ,

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DRUG PARAPHENALIA: Glass pipes are illegal in Samoa.

DRUG PARAPHENALIA: Glass pipes are illegal in Samoa.

Drugs continue to be a major issue in Samoa, with the Ministry of Police doing their best to target both users of marijuana and methamphetamine. 

Within the past two weeks, Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil and the Ministry have noted more confiscations  of drug utensils. 

Police Media Officer, Su’a Lemamea Tiumalu said as well as a 32-year-old male who was arrested on the Lady Naomi when a glass pipe was found on him, another couple is also in police custody. 

“A glass pipe was found at their place and we are continuing our investigations as we suspect that there could be methamphetamine (ice) involved.” 

Su’a said the glass pipe was discovered by Police on 7th August 2016 when neighbours reported the couple was arguing.

“Police attended the call and found the glass pipe at their house.” 

The couple was arrested that night and charged with possession of utensils which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment. 

The couple is scheduled to appear before the Supreme Court on the 22nd August 2016 for mention. 

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