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American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Last week, the preliminary examination (PX) for the case against three men accused of unlawful possession of illegal drugs when police responded to a public peace disturbance call, in Iliili, took place, with District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea finding probable cause to...
The four baggies and the box they came in.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The latest addition to the growing list of drug busts at the Fagatogo Post Office allegedly involves a female, who went to claim a package at the local post office yesterday afternoon. A reliable source told Samoa News that the package arrived on island with mail flown...
Tonga Supreme Court building
Nuku'alofa, TONGA — Police in Tonga have arrested 17 people in a series of drug busts over Easter Weekend. The Drug Taskforce arrested ten men on Friday and another 7 on Saturday across three locations in the main island of Tongatapu. Police also seized a small amount of methamphetamine, cannabis,...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the three defendants arrested after armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit executed two search warrants earlier this year in June in Petesa and Tafuna has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Sui Tago Jr, who has been in custody since...
TCF sign and entrance
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Drugs entering the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) and prisoners having access to drugs have been an ongoing problem in the territory. This week, drugs and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found at the TCF in Tafuna during a shakedown by the DPS Vice &...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse told the defense attorney, William Olson that the court does not get involved in funeral release. That decision falls to the Executive Branch of the government including the Police Commissioner. Kruse revealed this issue last week when Cody...
The American Samoa Governor has given assurances that everything is being done to solve the case of crystal methamphetamine being found in the LBJ Hospital mail more than a week ago. Lolo Moliga said the discovery illustrated how serious the drug problem was in the territory and he has moved to...