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James Ferreira and Jay Pagay
Honolulu, HAWAII — Authorities have arrested eight Hawaii residents suspected in an illegal drug ring. Federal prosecutors say the suspects are tied to a Mexican meth ring that smuggled drugs to the islands. Those arrested included 51-year-old James Ferreira, known as “Uncle,” and 54-year-old...
Samoa Police Commissioner along with two other officers in front of guns confiscated.
Apia, SAMOA — Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil confirmed three have been arrested and face meth-related charges  following a police raid at Faleatiu this week. Methemphetamine, cash, weapons, marijuana plants and a rental car were confiscated by police during an incident at the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of burglarizing a home in Iliili five months ago has been arrested and is now in custody, with bail set at $25,000. When police officers arrested Felise Mano at his friend’s home in Fagaima, illegal drugs were found in his possession. On May 11th, 2020...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of violating local drug laws was sentenced to 5 years probation. Avei Tagaloa, who has been in custody since his arrest last year appeared in High Court last week for sentencing. Tagaloa was initially charged with unlawful possession of a controlled...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife and threatening to kill her with a machete was arrested by police and charged with assault involving domestic violence. However, when the defendant was apprehended, cops discovered illegal drugs in his possession. (Samoa News has...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On the night of Sept. 21, 2020, two police officers observed Ameki Talalelei throwing a black plastic bag out of a vehicle, in which he was riding, in front of an Asian store in Faleniu. Police picked up the black plastic bag that Talalelei threw out and found a small...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men arrested after police officers executed two search warrants last month are now charged with violating local drug laws. One man was arrested when police executed the search warrant on a vehicle and a home in Taputimu, while a second search warrant was executed on...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a black pick-up truck pulled over by police officers last month for failure to stop at a stop sign is now charged with violating local drug laws. The pick-up almost collided with another vehicle. Peniata Lokeni, a.k.a Pen Lokeni, a 40-year old male from...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was ordered by the court to serve the remaining period of his detention of 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) for failure to comply with conditions of his release while pending his sentencing told the court that it was his attorney’s fault...
A glass pipe that can be used for smoking meth
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The female driver of a vehicle pulled over by police last month in Leone for blacked out tail lights is now charged with violating local drug laws. On Sept. 14, 2020 around 11:50 p.m, a vehicle was pulled over by traffic officers in Leone, after they observed it had...

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