23 Jun 2017

Romanian national arrested in Samoa for money scam

3:48 pm on 23 June 2017

Police in Samoa have again issued a warning against transnational crime after they arrested a Romanian national for allegedly trying to scam funds from a local bank.

The Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil confirmed that a 33-year old man is in custody awaiting his court mention in July.

The police chief didn't disclose details of the alleged crime but said they have been very proactive in stopping transnational crime in Samoa.

Commissioner Keil said Samoa Police have been working closely with the Pacific Transnational Crimes Network to stop these kind of crimes coming into the country.