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The MV Pago Pago at the Fagatogo wharf
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...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested after armed detectives of the DPS Vice and Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at a home in Nu’uuli occupied by Molioo Fu’e Tuigafue, the defendant in this matter. The search warrant also included Tuigafue’s vehicle and person. On May 6th, 2020,...
Small baggies of methamphetamine and cannabis seized by Tongan police
Nuku'alofa, TONGA —  Twelve people in Tonga have been charged with methamphetamine and cannabis-related charges after a series of raids on Tongatapu. Nine men and three women, whose ages range between 20 and 41, are due to appear in court. Tonga police say they've seized 20 grams of methamphetamine...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of three defendants arrested after armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit executed two search warrants — in Iliili and Tafuna in June of last year — has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Konelio Ta’avili, who is out on a $5,000 cash...
This is the official letter of apology to the public that was released last week Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 by the ARFF Section of the Pago Pago International Airport. The letter does not specifically mention what “last week’s debacle” was that “has brought much ridicule and scorn to our section.” It...
American Samoa District Court building
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A fireman at the Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter (ARFF) Unit at the Pago Pago International Airport, Derek Sappa, who is facing drug charges, will appear in District Court  Feb. 12th for a preliminary examination. He was arrested during a raid of the ARFF building two...
Two policemen in front of the Samoa police station.
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Police Service continue their pursuit to keep Samoa free of illegal substances and criminal activity with six arrests made over the weekend at Faatoia. Responding to questions from Samoa Global News, Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil confirmed that guns and...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police arrested a man from the Philippines accused of violating local drug laws last week. Carlos Tolentino made his initial appearance before Judge Elvis P. Patea yesterday morning. He is represented by Assistant Public Defender Bob Stuart, while prosecuting is...
Some of the thousands of marijuana plants confiscated in Samoa late last week.
Apia, SAMOA — Police rounded up the biggest drug bust operation in Samoa with about 10,000 marijuana plants, military firearms, methamphetamine utensils and cash seized at Faleatiu. The operation in the deepwoods of Faleatiu Thursday morning saw six suspects being arrested in relation to the bust...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the three defendants arrested after armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit executed two search warrants earlier this year in June, in Iliili and Tafuna, has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Alesana Ta’avili, who is out on a $5,000...

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