27 Feb 2006

Samoa election candidate on drugs charge

4:47 pm on 27 February 2006

It has been revealed in Samoa that one of the six people facing drug charges as a result of a police raid earlier this month is an election candidate.

Tofele Lata Tavui is charged with possession of unlawful ammunition - four ammunition for a .38 calibre gun without lawful purpose and possession of narcotics weighing six grams.

He is a candidate for the main opposition Samoa Democratic United Party.