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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The jury trial of the former DPS police officer accused of committing various crimes while assigned to work at the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) in Tafuna began yesterday in High Court. Okesene Alo, who is still in custody, unable to post a $100,000 surety bond is...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit is investigating the case involving seven packages containing a crystalline substance that were discovered in the LBJ Hospital's mail last week. So far, no person has been arrested or treated as a suspect in this case. Samoa News...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The passenger of a blue Toyota pick-up in which investigators found a bag that allegedly contained 8g of white crystalline substance and drug paraphernalia was let go; however, the following evening, the passenger —Pio Antonio — was arrested by police and charged after...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a blue Toyota pick-up that was stopped by police last week told investigators the bag they found, allegedly containing 8g of a white crystalline substance and drug paraphernalia, does not belong to him. Suilefaiga Toala made his initial appearance before...
Tao Liu departing the court house after sentencing.  [photo: AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 38-year-old Chinese national who was arrested in 2016 on drugs and weapons charges has been ordered by the High Court to serve 40 months at the TCF and thereafter, he must leave American Samoa and remain outside its borders for a period of 5 years. Also, despite the...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Another man was arrested Wednesday night in Leone by armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit, for alleged unlawful possession of illegal drugs. This is the 4th individual police have arrested this week for unlawful possession of meth. The arrest was made...
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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