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DPS Police Investigator Testifies in Samoa Gun Smuggling Inquiry

Samoa News (Pago Pago)

13 November 2008

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Police investigator John Cendroswki testified yesterday in Apia before the Samoa government's Commission of Inquiry into the alleged smuggling of firearms from American Samoa to Samoa.

What the five-member Commission decides over the next several days will determine if the Commissioner of Police, Papali'I Lorenese Neru, is guilty or not guilty of anything illegal in the way the guns were brought into the country…

The commission's findings could decide the fate of Samoa Police Commissioner Neru, who is implicated in the incident.

Firearms were transported on board police patrol boat, the MV Nafanua, when the Samoa boat was in Pago Pago for the Flag Day festivities to transport the Samoa Police Band…

In summary, the team's findings were that there was insufficient evidence available to recommend criminal charges be laid against any person.

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