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Samoa Police Commissioner Provides Testimony in Guns Smuggling Inquiry
22 November 2008
In Samoa, an official inquiry looked into allegations that in November 2008, police officers smuggled guns into the country from neighbouring American Samoa on the police patrol boat MV Nafanua.
In a press release from Samoa's Office of the Attorney General, Police Commissioner Papalii Lorenese Neru stated that he received a package from former American Samoa Police Captain Papalii Marion Fitisemanu. When he discovered the package contained firearms, the Commissioner was 'shocked.' Former Police Captain Fitisemanu was fined $1,000 by the High Court.