14 Aug 2006

American Samoan fisheries observer arrested on arrival on drugs charge

6:20 pm on 14 August 2006

A man who traveled to American Samoa to serve as a federal observer on board locally based fishing boats is facing a drugs charge.

Joseph William Wiggins was charged with marijuana possession when he arrived at Tafuna Airport last week.

Mr Wiggins was allegedly found to be carrying a small quantity of marijuana after a drug dog took an interest in him as he stood in the customs clearance line.