16 Jun 2008

American Samoa reviews report about disappearance of weapons

1:02 pm on 16 June 2008

The Attorney General's Office in American Samoa has received findings of an investigation into weapons which were removed from the Department of Public Saferty evidence room.

The Attorney General, Fepuleai Afa Ripley, is now reviewing the report before deciding whether charges will be filed.

A police veteran of more than 20 years, who is implicated in the disappearance of the weapons, resigned last week.

An AK 47, which is a prohibited weapon, was seized from the officer's home last week.

Sources have revealed that the officer has been identified as the person who sold at least two weapons to police in Samoa.

The weapons were recovered from Apia two weeks ago.