26 Sep 2008

New Zealand-based Samoan lawyer charged by Samoan police

10:07 am on 26 September 2008

A prominent Samoan lawyer based in Auckland, Iuni Sapolu, has been arrested and charged by Samoan police with obstruction during a drug raid at the lawyer's family accommodation business yesterday.

The raid, according to reports, found seven small cannabis plants and a number of marijuana seedlings hidden on a platform built in a tree.

Police say the lawyer's brother has also been charged with obstruction but no one has yet been charged in relation to the drug find.