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Drug bust in Samoa found 57 marijuana plants

The police in Samoa have started the New Year with a drug raid on family land at Safaato'a village in which two suspects have been arrested, including a woman.However, one man had escaped at the time of the police raid on Friday afternoon.Police say fifty seven cannabis, or marijuana plants, from six to seven feet high, were found growing on the family land.Hundreds of dried leaves were also found along with live ammunition, and the police suspect guns were also part of the illegal drug operation.No street value of the found cannabis was given, but the police have thanked the people of Safaato'a village for their support and they urge other villages to follow suit in reporting illegal drugs.