17 Jun 2015

Samoa's AG warns taxi drivers and public over drug crime

2:35 pm on 17 June 2015

Samoa's Attorney General has sounded a warning to taxi drivers not to get caught up in transporting drugs.

Samoa’s Attorney General, Aumua Ming Leung Wai.

Samoa’s Attorney General, Aumua Ming Leung Wai. Photo: Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia

Aumua Ming Leung Wai says people can lose their vehicles if they are caught by police in drug busts.

The police say they are tracking vehicles with more efficiency and anyone who's property is involved may be charged.

The Attorney General says the Proceeds of Crimes Act rules that any vehicle or other property used in the commission of a serious offence can be forfeited to the state.

He also pointed out that the act allows for houses used to commit offences to also be forfeited, something that routinely happens in New Zealand and Australia in cases of cannabis cultivation.