Samoa’s K9 Unit Intercept Illegal Marijuana Smuggled from the US

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Samoa’s K9 Unit intercepted a shipment of illicit marijuana imported from the United States of America during routine border inspections of consignments last Friday 4th December.

A press statement confirms that, “a male of 57 years of age has been arrested in relation to the illicit importation of 3.71 kilograms of marijuana..”

The drugs were sniffed out by specially trained K9 Unit detector dogs.

Samoa’s K9 Unit is a joint unit of the Ministry of Customs & Revenue (MCR) and the Ministry of Police & Prisons (MOPP) who work in collaboration to protect Samoa’s borders and combat illegal drugs being imported.

Authorities have issued a stern warning to the public who continue to deal in drugs despite the State of Emergency.

“The Public is reminded as we head into the Festive Season that despite SOE restrictions, the work for border security and community safety is ongoing, and these sort of offenses will not be tolerated”. 

MCR and the MOPP will now pursue joint charges and continue to work collaboratively for the security of Samoa and its communities.  

#FaaSamoa:

Pepa o Faamatalaga

Matagaluega o Tiute ma Tupe Maua

Maua e Taifau (K9) mariuana aumai faasolitulafono mai Amerika.

I le Aso Faraile 04 Tesema 2020, na mauaina ai laulaau faasaina o le mariuana, e le Vaega mo Taifau Sosogi i lalo o se polokalame tuufaatasi a Matagaluega a Tiute & Tupe Maua ma Leoleo & Falepuipui.

 O nei laulaau faasaina na aumai faa’nana i totonu o se afiafi faamomoli mai i aiga Amerika mo se alii e 57 tausaga lona soifua. O le galulue faatasi o le vaega mo taifau sosogi (Joint K9 unit) a le Matagluega o Leoleo ma le Matagluega o Tiute ma Tupe Maua (Joint Samoa Police and Customs K9 Unit) na mafua ai ona maua nei fualaau faasaina.

E fautuaina ai le mamalu o le atunuu, a’o alo atu i Aso fiafia o le Kerisimasi ma le Tausaga Fou, aemaise tapu o loo faamamaluina mo puipuiga o le Koviti,  ina ia tausisi  ma usitaia tulafono ma aiaiga o le puipuiga o Samoa ma ona tagata mai  solitulafaono faapenei.  

 O loo fa’aauau pea le galulue faatasi o le Matagaluega o Leoleo ma le Ofisa o Tiute i le puipuiga o tatou tuaoi faa-va-o-malo ma o se tasi lenei o faataitaiga o nei galuega faatino. 

Ua tuuina atu nei i le Matagaluega o Leoleo lenei alii ma mariuana mo a latou suesuega ma tuuina atu ai loa lenei mataupu mo galuega tuufaatasi faaletulafono e nei Matagaluega e lua i le Matagluega o Faamasinoga.