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Ienisei Matautia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The woman accused of trying to deliver a package containing a huge quantity of methamphetamine into the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) early last month is now in custody. Ienisei Matautia was arrested by Detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit over the...
The yacht at Marina bay
Apia, SAMOA — Customs and police have allegedly discovered the drug methamphetamine on a yacht which is now docked at the Marina Bay. The discovery was made during a joint operation last Thursday involving over 20 officials from various government agencies. The vessel has been cordoned off at the...
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  by Ausage Fausia Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The preliminary examination (PX) for the second defendant in the Petesa drug raid last June where cops allegedly found a glass pipe containing a small quantity of methamphetamine took place yesterday afternoon, with District Court Judge Fiti Sunia...
Former DPS police officer, Steven Tuatoo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite strong opposition from the government’s attorney, District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia has granted the defense motion to set a bail amount for former DPS police officer, Steven Tuatoo, who had been ordered by the court to be held in custody with no bail after his...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pagol, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 28-year-old father of 4 who pled guilty to unlawful possession of methamphetamine, after his wife called police and reported him as being in possession of a glass pipe containing meth, has been ordered by the court to stop doing drugs. “If you are going to repeat...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine has entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge. Henry Taulaga, 43, who was a bus driver when police arrested him on Jan. 19, 2018 was initially charged with a single count of unlawful possession of a controlled...
Former DPS officer Junior Utuga when he was first arrested in March of last year
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia gave one final piece of advice to a former DPS police officer, who was last assigned to the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) — “If you miss any of your court appearances one more time, you will find yourself inside the Territorial...
check in gate at TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The inmate who escaped from the Territorial Correctional Facility is now back in custody. Samoa News understands the inmate escaped from confinement Monday but was recaptured yesterday. According to a Samoa News source, the inmate had made a request to the Warden, to be...
DPS police officers securing the TCF main gate
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit are investigating a matter regarding a package containing a huge quantity of crystalline substance which someone supposedly tried to smuggle into the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) early Wednesday morning, last...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the 3 defendants in the Petesa drug bust waived his rights to a preliminary examination (PX) hearing, and he appeared in High Court for arraignment this past Monday, where he entered a not guilty plea to one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (...

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