Dodgy dealers and cooperative police

So the P show continues on while we are all sidetracked with other more visible and pressing matters such as domestic and sexual abuse and theft.

And we’re not talking about P for Pageant (Bluesky Miss Samoa) at the Teuila Festival.

It’s the very lucrative and local sales of methamphetamine.

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Like the elephant in the room, everyone tries to ignore it.

According to a source close to the dealers there are some police officers, for whom a 100 tala note or less ensures silence, compliance and a heads up when P matters come up.

How to stop it?

A small, dedicated and trained team to tackle the scourge that ruins people’s lives (read recent accounts by addicts) and better border controls – airport, wharf and Post Office would be a start. 

Then penalties by the judiciary that fit the crime.

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