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Fagatogo Post Office drug bust involves postal worker

The latest addition to the growing list of drug busts at the Fagatogo Post Office involves a female postal worker and Samoa News understands that federal investigators have been made aware of the case.

No comment could be obtained from local Postmaster Tao Suani but Samoa News understands that since the case involves a postal worker (a federal employee), and considering the amount of drugs involved — 2lbs each of ice and marijuana — and the use of a federal service (the USPS) to smuggle the illegal substances, the feds will be involved.

In response to Samoa News inquiries, Chief of Customs Moetulu’i Sipili Fuiava confirmed that there indeed was a package that was intercepted by the Customs K9 Unit earlier this week and everything – from the drugs to the suspect and even the reports – have been turned over to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) through a ‘change of custody’ process.

Samoa News could not confirm whether or not the suspect is in police custody, or if any local criminal charges have been filed.