17 Mar 2012

Two women in Samoa arrested over a suitcase full of marijuana

9:35 am on 17 March 2012

Two women are in police custody in Samoa after they were found with a suitcase full of marijuana at the Salelologa wharf in Savaii earlier this week.

Assistant Police Commissioner, Leaupepe Fatu Pula, told the Samoa Observer, the two who are both from Fasito'o village in Upolu, had arrived on the ferry's first trip from Mulifanua wharf Wednesday morning.

A police search of a large suitcase they were carrying found it fully packed with marijuana.

The estimated street value of the marijuana found was over 4,000 US dollars, about 10,000 Samoan tala.

The pair are now in custody awaiting their court appearance on the 28th of March.

Leaupepe says narcotics offenses are on the increase, and police will be on the lookout for sellers at the market and other parts of Salelologa.