22 May 2007

American Samoa police detect drugs on ship

6:15 am on 22 May 2007

Crew members from the vessel Forum Samoa have been taken in for questioning by American Samoa police after customs officers found marijuana on board.

The illegal drugs had been found by a sniffer dog.

The Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety in American Samoa, Mike Fuiava, says up to 50 marijuana joints were in a bag that had been hidden among containers.

He says no arrests have been made.