24 Dec 2007

Samoa sends two police contingents for UN duties

11:05 am on 24 December 2007

Samoa is sending two police contingents for UN duties next month.

One is heading to Darfur, Sudan and the other will be sent to East Timor.

The 8 officers heading to Sudan will be the first to serve as specialists overseas in their respective fields.

The Commissioner of Police, Papali'i Lorenese Neru, told the Samoa Observer that prior missions were engaged in general security and peacekeeping duties.

Eight officers including one woman will serve as investigators, advisors and other specialist areas in Darfur.

Both missions are for one year.