Man Broke Into Police Station and Walked Out with a Sack of Marijuana Plants

"We got everything back after a brief foot pursuit".

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The front door of the room where Pauvi walked out with a bag of marijuana plants.

A man allegedly broke into the Samoa Police station on the weekend after the biggest drug raid in Samoa’s history, and walked out with a bag containing 24 marijuana plants worth over $24,000 tala.

Over $10 million tala worth of marijuana plants were collected from 6 different plantations deep in the Faleatiu hill area in a drug bust that led to the arrest of 11 people on Friday 8th November.

A Samoa Global News source says 55 year old Pauvi also known as ‘Pana’ Limu from the village of Apia broke into the Samoa Police station on the Saturday night after the raid.

Commissioner Keil addressing the media after the drug bust.

“He cut the coco-wire at the back of the building where the cannabis was stored and climbed through the window.”

The front door of the room where Pouvi walked out with a bag of marijuana plants.

A Samoa Global News source says Pauvi was captured near the Peaario Store infront of Maluafou High School.

Pouvi climbed through a window at the back of the building.

A little too confident, Pauvi did not escape back through the window, but instead, decided to walk out through the main door of the building where he was spotted by a police officer across the road.

“E oso aku i le faamalama Pauvi ae savali mai Pauvi i luma o le main door ga sa iloa aku ai loa e le leoleo across the road.

“Ae aga koe oso Pauvi i le faamalama e leiloa e seisi.

“E 24 laau sa i totonu o le taga na sola ma Pauvi. E le mautinoa pe sa toe maua mai uma laau.”

Contacted for a comment Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil confirmed that all the plants taken were recovered.

“We got everything back after a brief foot pursuit”.

A member of Apia village says this is not the first time the notorious drug user has broken into the police station attempting to take confiscated marijuana.

“He has done this before. He targets the time when there is a big catch by the police.”

SPS announced that 10,000 plants were brought into the Apia Station after the raid.

Pauvi Limu has been charged and remains in police custody, however the accused has not made a Court appearance after 10 days since the alleged break-in.

The front door of the room where Pauvi walked out with a bag of marijuana plants.

Sina Retzlaff

Tuiloma Lemalu Sina Retzlaff is a Certified Accountant and Accredited Mediator by profession. She is author of the short story Unborn Child and is a Gender Based Violence Research Fellow.
Sina Retzlaff