14 Aug 2017

American Samoa appoints drug control commission

12:33 pm on 14 August 2017

American Samoa's governor has appointed a drug control commission tasked with eliminating illicit drugs in the territory.

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The commission is made up of representatives from 13 government entities and community stakeholders.

Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga said American Samoa was suffering from a drug crisis that was ravaging families.

Lolo said the commission was tasked with reducing drug supplies, strengthening treatment and enforcement, and mobilising communities to be more proactive in preventing drug use.

He said the commission would report to him every month.

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