23 Jul 2019

French Polynesia police officer charged with drug trafficking

11:40 am on 23 July 2019

A policeman in French Polynesia has been arrested and charged with drug trafficking.

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Photo: 123RF File photo

Tahiti-infos reports he was detained last week after meeting a young woman who had arrived at Tahiti's airport from Hawaii with 60 grams of methamphetamine on her.

She was taken into custody with a man who had travelled with her.

The two were however released until further notice.

The policeman has been questioned and charged with drug trafficking.

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