A mysterious Palagi was involved in hundreds of crates of whiskey entering the country and leaving the wharf undetected by Customs Services.
According to evidence heard before the District Court last Friday a Palagi (European) man and a Samoan approached Toalepai Jonah Lee at a bar in Australia on 12 October last year.
They offered Toalepai the sale of bottles of whiskey which were already in Samoa. Toalepai said nothing.
The offer was repeated by telephone by the Palagi who on 2 November last year went to Toalepai’s house in Australia and made the offer a third time.