A Commission of Inquiry report into the smuggling of firearms from American Samoa to Samoa aboard a police patrol boat has raised questions about the management of ammunition stock of the police armoury and the armoury in general.
The incident happened last April and involved the use of the police patrol boat, the MV Nafanua.
The commission has recommended to the cabinet that an audit to be carried out of the police ammunition supply and firearms.
It also says written procedures should be put in place covering the management of the police main armoury and the patrol boat armoury on Matautu wharf.
The captain of the boat, Logoitino Filipo, is not only being recommended for a criminal investigation for breach of duties in transporting the smuggled weapons but to be investigated for an attempt to tamper evidence presented during the commission of inquiry hearing.
Samoa's Police Commissioner, Papalii Lorenese Neru, has also been recommended for a criminal investigation for breach of duties in receiving the smuggled firearms.