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Two Department of Public Works employees were arrested on Monday in connection with a drug case that detectives with the Vice and Narcotics Division are investigating.


The two men were in a government vehicle that police were tailing from the West side, after they received a tip that the ASG employees were allegedly in possession of methamphetamine or “ice”.


Samoa News understands the ASG vehicle (pictured), license plate (Public Works) PW 7 was pulled over in Mapusaga and when police searched the men, a baggie was found on one of them. The vehicle was subsequently impounded by the Vice and Narcotics Division following the search and arrest of the DPW employees.


This occurred during working hours and the arrests were made close to 4p.m. Samoa News understands the men arrested are senior employees.


The two men have been in jail since Monday afternoon and are scheduled to appear in District Court today. The police report prepared by the Vice and Narcotics Division in this matter has been forwarded to the Attorney General’s office for prosecution.


Commissioner of Public Safety, William ‘Bill’ Haleck confirmed an arrest was made and there are further investigations into the matter.


Calls to Director of Public Works Faleosina Faiai Voigt were not immediately returned.