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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men were arrested and are now being charge for violating local drug laws when armed detectives of the Vice and Narcotics Unit and CID unit executed a search warrant to a Fagaima home last week and discovered drugs, drug paraphernalia and a huge amount of cash. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A male driver and a female passenger pulled over by police officers for a seat belt violation last month are now in custody after officers discovered illegal drugs and paraphernalia in the vehicle. Moreover, the male passenger was the same person allegedly involved in a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — 40-year-old Alema Wilson, who was a taxi driver when police arrested him in the early morning of Sept. 19, 2020 was initially charged with one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine (meth) with intent to distribute; and one count of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Nine people, including a 17-years-old juvenile, were arrested and taken to the Leone Police Substation (LPS) after detectives of the DPS Vice and Narcotics Unit (VNU) and Criminal Investigation’s Division (CID) executed search warrants at several locations on the West...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Four men have been arrested after armed detectives and police officers of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Vice and Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at a house on the western side of the island. Three men were arrested at the house while the fourth, who is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man is now charged with violating local drug laws after police officers discovered meth in his vehicle during a traffic stop in Tafuna over the weekend due to the vehicle having two different license plates on it. The government charged Ualesi Tagaloa with one count of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men were arrested and charged for unlawful possession of illegal drugs when police pulled over their vehicle in Iliili for broken plate lights. According to the government’s case, detectives of the DPS Vice and Narcotics Unit were notified about illegal drugs...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against the third defendant arrested after armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit executed two search warrants two years ago in Petesa and Tafuna is now scheduled for trial. Due to the COVID-19 lock down, all jury trials have been put on hold...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the three defendants arrested after armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit executed two search warrants early last year in Tafuna and Malaeimi has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Keneti Iosua, who has been in custody since his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — DPS Vice & Narcotics detectives are still investigating an incident where over 200 hand rolled marijuana joints were discovered on the MV Pago Pago when it sailed from Manu’a to Pago Pago last Thursday night. One week prior to this incident, a man was arrested by...

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