More drugs-related arrests in French Polynesia

12:46 pm on 23 April 2019

Police in French Polynesia have charged a woman with a drugs offence after detaining her last week on arrival from the United States.

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Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

The woman was found to have hidden 74 grams of methamphetamine.

Local media said she was charged after investigators searching her home found scales, suggesting the drugs were to be sold.

Reports said three more people were taken into custody on arrival from Los Angeles at the weekend.

French Polynesia is grappling with a hard drugs problem and last year, 130 people were charged with methamphetamine-related offences.

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