22 May 2006

Six arrested in drug raid in American Samoa

9:10 am on 22 May 2006

Six people have been arrested during a drug raid by police at a home in Happy Valley in Tafuna in American Samoa.

The home belongs to a couple who are in jail awaiting trial for possession of drugs after the discovery of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana and weapons during a raid of their home in March.

American Samoa police say they had been tipped off that a large shipment of ice had just arrived.

They then sent in undercover officers to attempt to purchase drugs.

The home is thought to have been used as a base for a major drug selling operation.