2 Feb 2006

Samoa police commissioner warns of increased drug surveillance

9:45 am on 2 February 2006

The Samoan Police Commissioner Papali'itele Lorenese Neru has issued a warning to those involved with drugs to stop.

According to the Samoa Observer, Papali'i said surveillance had increased since police raided the Fugalei Market last week and took seven people suspected of selling marijuana into custody.

Papali'i said a concerted effort between law enforcement and village councils should help stamp out drugs.

The commissioner said churches should also become involved.

He urged churches to tell young people about the effects of drugs on their lives and the consequences they would face in the future.