Police raid nets guns, contraband

Police have raided a family home at Faleula and confiscated a large cache of weapons and illegal contraband including utensils.

Families and eyewitnesses in Faleula, who did not wish to be identified, told the Samoa Observer that the Police arrived at the targeted premises on Thursday afternoon and spent over two hours combing through the private property.

"The search went for more than two hours and we saw more than 10 shotguns and a sniper [rifle],” said an eyewitness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Police Commissioner Fuiavaili'ili Egon Keil did not confirm or deny that his officers raided a private property in Faleula, when contacted by the Samoa Observer on Thursday.

"There will be a press  conference tomorrow [Friday] and we will take questions then," he said. 

The Police also impounded a fully-kitted Ford Ranger Raptor as part of the raid and took the vehicle back to the Police Headquarters for further investigation.

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