2 Oct 2018

Canadian arrested on drug charges in Samoa

11:13 am on 2 October 2018

A 50-year-old Canadian citizen has pleaded guilty to drugs charges in the District Court of Samoa.

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Methamphetamine testing Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

William Ernest Rockliffe was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine after police raided his yacht when he arrived in Apia harbour last month.

Rockliffe has been remanded to appear next Monday so the court can hear statements from prosecution and defence counsels as well as a

probationary report.

The amount and value of the drugs found on the yacht have not been disclosed by police.