4 Apr 2007

Police from two Samoas to continue discussions on drug smuggling and human trafficking

9:44 am on 4 April 2007

Ways to combat human trafficking and drug smuggling will be on the agenda of talks between American Samoa's Commissioner of Public Safety Sotoa Savali and Samoa's Police Minister this week.

Samoa's police Minister Leaupepe Toleafu Apulu , will make a one day visit to Pago Pago with Police Commissioner Papalii Lorenese Neru and four assistants to follow up earlier talks with Sotoa.

Deputy Commissioner Mike Fuiava says they will discuss ways to combat human trafficking, the smuggling of drugs and explore ways that they can share intelligence information.

Last year's inter Samoa talks agreed that a joint Task Force be developed to combat increasing crime especially drugs.