Two charged: meth, bullets seized

Two Police raids on Tuesday night landed two men in custody, after drugs and ammunition were alleged to have been discovered in separate heists.

The Ministry of Police and Prisons on Wednesday said that a 39 year old male of Saina and Falevao; and a 34 year old male of Tauese had been apprehended on Tuesday. 

“This was a result of two separate police raids conducted in response to a number of the public reporting suspicious narcotics activities," the statement said.

The men have been criminally charged with unlawful possession of illegal utensils; drug charges and unlawful possession of live ammunition. Efforts to get additional information from the Ministry of Police and Prisons have been unsuccessful.  

“In one of the suspect’s apartments, Police were able to seize; 40 marijuana foiled cigarettes, two utensils, two plastic packets containing methamphetamine, various live [ammunition] and other illicit items. 

“The other was arrested after his vehicle was searched and found in possession of unlawful live 38 special ammunition. 

"The two men are still in Police custody awaiting remand.” 

Last month the Police raided a family home in Vaitele uta, and seized drugs, drug paraphernalia, guns, and cash worth more than $20,000. 

Six people were taken into Police custody after the execution of a search warrant, witnesses said. One woman and five men were among the arrested group.

This week the Ministry of Police and Prisons thanked members of the public who have been assisting the Ministry. 

“We thank the public for their continuous support of our mission in keeping Samoa safe,” the statement reads. 


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