The Samoa Police Service (SPS) confirm that 200 grams of cocaine was found hidden in a car part that was sent as a mail package from Mexico.
SPS were notified by the Ministry of Customs and Revenue of a suspected package discovered during a routine check of mail deliveries.
The police say a digital test device was used to confirmed the white product as cocaine.
“The product and package originated from Mexico and is estimated be weigh more than 200 grams with an estimated street value of $250 thousand tala”.
The drugs looked to have been hidden inside a carpart and the SPS release does not mention how the mail package was delivered into Samoa.
Samoa Global News has received reports that the package was brought in via DHL as a motor vehicle starter several months ago. The package was never claimed by the consignee.
According to the press release, no charges have yet been laid in connection with the drugs and SPS have no comment as to who the consignee person or company is.
“Samoa Police in collaboration with Customs are now investigating this matter fully before filing any criminal charges”.
“As we face the threat of COVID-19, as law enforcers we understand that crime never stops. Often in situations like the threat of the coronavirus, criminals will use the opportunity to continue with their criminal activities”.
“The public is advised to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the Samoa Police.
SAILIGIA A LE OFISA O LE TIUTE
O ananei aso Lua 21 Aperila, na logoina mai ai le Ofisa o Leoleo e le Ofisa o le Tiute e fa’ailoa mai ai se pusa sa sailia ma mauaina ai se poloka e masalomia o ni fualaau fa’asaina.
I suesuega amata e fa’aaogaina ai masini fa’aonaponei ua fa’amautuina mai ai o lenei poloka o se fualaau fa’asaina ua taua o le Cocaine. E fa’apea o lenei fa’amomoli sa auina mai i Mexico mo Samoa nei. E sili atu ma le 200kalama lona mamafa ma e ono maua ai se tupe pea fa’atauina i le tau e $250 afe.
O loo galulue fa’atasi nei ofisa e lua ina ia fa’amautuina uma e o loo aafia i lenei mataupu mo le fa’atinoina o moliaga fa’alesolitulafono.
Ao feagai ai le tatou atunuu ma le tali atu mo puipuiga o le fa’amai o le Koviti-19 e mautinoa e le muta ai soligatulafono. E toatele foi nisi o le a fa’aaogaina lenei avanoa e fa’atino ai pea soligatulafono ma aafia ai le mamalu o le atunuu. E fautuaina le mamalu o le atunuu ina ia fa’ailoa mai ni mataupu i le Ofisa o Leoleo.
Tatou galulue fa’atasi mo se Samoa saogalemu!