8 May 2012

Samoa woman jailed for selling drugs

1:21 pm on 8 May 2012

A 39-year old woman in Samoa has been jailed for five and a half years for selling marijuana.

Off-duty police officers caught Fevilia'i Isaako at the Saleologa wharf earlier this year with a suitcase carrying nearly ten kilogrammes of marijuana.

She says she was paid one thousand dollars to deliver the cannabis from the main island Upolu to a drug dealer in Savaii.

Police valued the drugs at more than 30,000 US dollars.

The woman told the court that she had been working as a drug courier because it's quick money.

She says she used her earnings to pay school fees for her children, including a son attending the National University of Samoa.