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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Armed detectives of the Department of Public Safety- Vice & Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant on two homes in Pago Pago last week, confiscating drugs, drug paraphernalia and cash. Three individuals — two men and a female — were arrested as a result. They are...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young woman who stole money from her former employer last year by forging her boss’s signature on three checks is going to jail, but will be released to attend an off island drug treatment program if it’s arranged by her family, who would also pay for it. Twenty-three-...
Marty Tanielu has been sentenced to 5 years probation for two separate drug cases. He stole from his mother to buy drugs.  [photo: AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An American Samoa man who stole his mother’s belongings, then sold them to get money to buy methamphetamine (ice) told the court he is truly remorseful for what he did, and he wishes he had a chance to apologize to his mother and have her forgive him.  Marty Tanielu, who...
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Apia, SAMOA — A 43-year-old man arrested for possession of methamphetamine at Samoa's Faleolo Airport this week is a Samoan living in Alaska, police say. They told TV1Samoa that the unnamed man had travelled to Samoa for a family funeral. A joint Customs and Police dog unit discovered 26.6 grams...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Drug addiction is on the rise in American Samoa and we have little resources to deal with and help people who have a drug addiction problem. The only available thing for us is to separate them from society.” This was the message from Chief Justice Michael Kruse during...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — DPS police officers and the Court Marshal are going around the island with a copy of the bench warrant signed by Chief Justice Michael Kruse, for the arrest of Titiula Tagaloa after she failed to appear in High Court yesterday. Tagaloa is out on a $30,000 surety bond,...
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Apia, SAMOA — A Court Registrar is being investigated by the Police. The investigation follows the confiscation of a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine, also known as ice, from the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration’s compound by Police. This was confirmed by an M.J.C.A....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The High Court is satisfied there is probable cause that Tolupo Hodges violated several conditions of a probation sentence that was ordered by the court in 2010. The decision by Chief Justice Michael Kruse was based on the testimony from one government witness, who was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Customs agent who allegedly used his relative’s post office box to receive a shipment of marijuana has been slapped with three felony drug charges. Lagona Tigilau is being charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, and...

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