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Samoa police retrieve gun stolen from evidence lock up

 Samoa's Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil

Apia, SAMOA — A gun used as evidence in a Samoan Police case, that was stolen from a lock up more than six years ago has resurfaced.

Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil has confirmed that the gun was discovered during investigations into a different matter, but he did not say where it happened.

He told Talamua Online that the gun had been seized by police during a road block at Satapula, a village near the Faleolo International Airport, six years ago.

It apparently went missing while it was locked up at the Ministry of Justice.

Fuiavailili says the allegedly stolen gun was still functional and that it's the type of weapon that's used by the military.

He declined to comment whether the gun was recovered during a recent police raid at one of the outer villages.