12 Mar 2003

American Samoans to take crime and drugs concerns to the streets

11:30 am on 12 March 2003

A group of concerned citizens will march on American Samoa's Legislative building tomorrow to raise awareness of the drug problems in the territory.

The group is also concerned with the information that has become public so far, regarding the dissappearance of 23 year old Wyatt Bowles Jr and those arrested in connection with the case.

The group has attracted a lot of attention from the general public and organisers hope to have several hundred marchers.

The march is sceduled to coincide with a Senate committee hearing, where several government witnesses have been summoned to testify.

The hearing is based on a Senate resolution calling for an inquiry into the Department of Public Safety's ineffectiveness in resolving outstanding crimes and its role in drug enforcement and morale.