SNPF Manager of Internal Audit Arrested in Moamoa Drug Raid

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File Photo. Police raid from 2021 when all cash and drugs confiscated were transparently displayed for media briefings.

The Internal Audit Manager of Samoa’s National Provident Fund was among five arrests made by Samoa Police following a drug raid at Moamoa last Saturday.

Police Commissioner Auapaau Logoitino Filipo confirmed outside Parliament today that five arrests were made following a raid where police confiscated methamphetamine, utensils, a scale, illegal ammunition and a substantial amount of cash.

Samoa Police and Prisons Commissioner, Auapaau Logoitino Filipo outside Parliament, Mon 26 July 2023.

“Five individuals were arrested and charged with possession,” said Auapaau.

According to the Police Commissioner, three individuals were later released, leaving two arrests in custody to await their first appearance in Court.

One of the two individuals in custody is the SNPF Internal Audit Manager, confirmed Auapaau.

In a December 2021 police drug raid, the Assistant Electoral Commissioner, Faumui Daryl Mapu was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics and illegal firearms. He was found guilty in September 2022 and sentenced to one year and six months imprisonment in November 2022.

The two men charged from last Saturdays raid are due to appear in Court on 10 July 2023.

File Photo. Police raid from 2021 when all cash and drugs confiscated were transparently displayed for media briefings.