Update: Postal employee busted, she submits resignation

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The postal employee who was busted two weeks ago after a package she tried to remove from the Post Office was found to contain marijuana and crystal methamphetamine (“ice”) has resigned.

Local Postmaster Tao Suani confirmed to Samoa News yesterday that the female employee has submitted her resignation.

“The US Postal Service and I are cooperating with, and supporting the investigation by law enforcement agencies,” Suani wrote in an email correspondence to Samoa News. “The safety and security of the mail, our employees, and our customers, is of utmost importance to me and the US Postal Service.”

The postal worker in question was hired as a PSE or Postal Support Employee in 2011.

Sources close to the case report that the drugs were hidden in plastic bags that were stuffed inside a speaker.

Samoa News understands that it was the drug sniffing Customs dogs that alerted to the package and the parcel was being watched. The postal worker attempted to walk out with it but police officers from the Vice and Narcotics Unit of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) were contacted.

The feds are being kept up to date with information on this case, as the incident involved a federal employee and the illegal substances were being transported using a federal service, the USPS.

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