The Police have confirmed the rise of marijuana-related offences in the past two weeks.
Police Spokesperson, Inspector Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu, said there were several alleged offenders found with marijuana cigarettes.
One of the accused was a man arrested by the Police at the Savalalo market on 7 November 2016.
Su’a said the man was found with 17 marijuana cigarettes on him and a 38 millimeter bullet.
He is in custody awaiting Court appearance next week.
Another incident involved a woman. Marijuana was found on the 36-year-old.
“She is out on bail on the condition to sign at the police station every week,” he said.
The woman is expected to appear in Court next week.
A separate incident on the same day involved a man arrested from McDonald’s Restaurant for causing trouble.
Su’a said when police arrested him; he attempted to throw a packet of Pall Mall away.
“Inside the packet were seven marijuana cigarettes.”
The last case being investigated by Police involves a taxi driver.
Su’a said the police was alerted about the taxi driver.
“Police stopped the car and found 11 marijuana cigarettes wrapped in a foil.
“He is a 31-year-old male and is currently in custody awaiting his Court case next week.”
Su’a added it appears that the marijuana offenders have returned after a brief respite.