Police seize $40,000 meth

The Samoa Police Service has seized methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $40,000 after the arrest of a 37-year-old.

In an online statement on Tuesday, the Samoa Police update stated that a male of Alafua was arrested at Vailoa when he was believed to be under the influence of drugs at the time of arrest.

A search of the man's vehicle showed he was in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, live ammunition and a handgun.

“The total value of methamphetamine seized is estimated at street value of $40,000 tala,” he said.

He will be held in custody until he appears in court for mention on March 9.

Separately, Police also seized marijuana and an unregistered firearm from a home at Vaitele Uta on Tuesday.

A couple has been arrested in connection to the seizure. 

The Police stated in their update that in the last two weeks a number of unlawful weapons have been seized by Police.

On February 12, two handguns were seized from a search of a home at Sapulu, Faleasiu.

“Samoa Police Service reminds the public that unlawful weapons are not only unlawful but also dangerous in the hands of the wrong person,” the update reads.

“We thank the public for their continuous support.”

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