11 Jan 2008

Samoa police charge thirty people with drug offences

10:10 am on 11 January 2008

The police in Samoa have charged thirty people, including a foreigner, for possession and cultivation of cannabis in a number of raids during the holidays.

A raid at Tafa'igata near the main prison not only found six marijuana plants valued at around 2 thousand US dollars but an unlawful handgun.

The police say the number of offenders arrested relating to possession and cultivation of cannabis in December and early this month shows an increase.

Village councils have been advised to report to the police people suspected of selling and growing marijuana plants in their villages.