14 Jun 2013

Quarantine officer in Samoa stands trial for drug possession

6:50 am on 14 June 2013

A senior quarantine officer in Samoa who claimed luggage at Faleolo airport last year while being off-duty is standing trial for possessing methamphetamine.

The defendant, Junior Seiuli Patau denies the charges.

The drug was found wrapped inside the luggage after two quarantine officers who were on duty checked it.

Police evidence has revealed the accused admitted to another officer the drug belonged to him.