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Samoa State Lawyers Recommend Criminal Investigation Over Illegal Gun Imports
Radio New Zealand International (Shortwave)
14 December 2008
State lawyers assisting a commission of inquiry in Samoa into the illegal import of firearms has recommended a criminal investigation into the role of Police Commissioner, Papalii Lorenese Neru.
The police patrol boat delivered the guns from American Samoa and the state lawyers say the boat's captain, Logoitino Filipo, should also be charged for breaches under the Police Service Act and the Arms Ordinance.
The state lawyer, Rebecca Wendt, in her submission in the last day of the inquiry says there is strong evidence that the police commissioner is partly responsible for the importation of the firearms.