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Drug related arrest on ferry

A passenger on a Lady Naomi voyage from American Samoa to Samoa was arrested at the Matautu Wharf on Friday. 

This was confirmed by the Police Spokesperson, Maotaoali’i Kaioneta Kitiona, yesterday. 

Maotaoali’i could not confirm reports that the man was arrested in connection to suspicions that he was carrying instruments used to consume drugs.

“I can only confirm that someone was arrested,” he said. 

“I don’t have the details of what was found until I receive the full report of this matter.”

He said the defendant was caught by the K9 Unit during their routine inspection at the arrivals hall.

The accused man is in custody until he appears for mention in the Supreme Court.

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