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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An 18-year-old boy in the government’s case against former DPS police officer Okesene Alo told jurors this week that the meth he ingested — which resulted in him testing positive for drugs — was from inside Alo’s backpack which was inside the Juvenile Detention Center (...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A full-time employee of the American Samoa Department of Education (AS-DOE) who is facing 3 felony drug charges involving meth has asked the High Court to schedule his case for trial. Sonny Tui, who is still in custody unable to post a $40,000 surety bond, appeared in...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Fa’aili Mata’u, who failed to appear in court for a hearing last Friday. Mata’u, who was convicted of unlawful possession of crystal methamphetamine was ordered to appear in court last Friday for a...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The jury trial of the former DPS police officer accused of committing various crimes while assigned to work at the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) in Tafuna began yesterday in High Court. Okesene Alo, who is still in custody, unable to post a $100,000 surety bond is...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit is investigating the case involving seven packages containing a crystalline substance that were discovered in the LBJ Hospital's mail last week. So far, no person has been arrested or treated as a suspect in this case. Samoa News...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The passenger of a blue Toyota pick-up in which investigators found a bag that allegedly contained 8g of white crystalline substance and drug paraphernalia was let go; however, the following evening, the passenger —Pio Antonio — was arrested by police and charged after...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a blue Toyota pick-up that was stopped by police last week told investigators the bag they found, allegedly containing 8g of a white crystalline substance and drug paraphernalia, does not belong to him. Suilefaiga Toala made his initial appearance before...
Tao Liu departing the court house after sentencing.  [photo: AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 38-year-old Chinese national who was arrested in 2016 on drugs and weapons charges has been ordered by the High Court to serve 40 months at the TCF and thereafter, he must leave American Samoa and remain outside its borders for a period of 5 years. Also, despite the...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Another man was arrested Wednesday night in Leone by armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit, for alleged unlawful possession of illegal drugs. This is the 4th individual police have arrested this week for unlawful possession of meth. The arrest was made...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Armed detectives of the Department of Public Safety- Vice & Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant on two homes in Pago Pago last week, confiscating drugs, drug paraphernalia and cash. Three individuals — two men and a female — were arrested as a result. They are...

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