Drug users rise yet again

By Lanuola Tupufia – Ah Tong ,

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Police Spokesperson:  Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu

Police Spokesperson: Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu (Photo: File)

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.

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