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Two police officers injured in recent drug raid in Samoa


Police in Samoa have revealed that two officers were injured during a raid at Faleatiu that uncovered a total of 500 marijuana pot plants.

The members of the Tactical Operation Sector or TOS were part of the team that raided the property mid last month.

"We risked our lives doing this job and two of our officers have been in the hospital for a while now after that last raid," said Commissioner Egon Keil.

He said their injuries were from booby traps allegedly set by the operators of the plantation.

"They used six-inch nails drilled into a piece of wood as spikes and these two officers stepped onto them and it went through the boot and pretty deep into their feet. They were given sedatives at that time and have been recovering," Commissioner Keil added.

Despite a gun amnesty which ended in January, police also recovered some ammunition in the raid.

Commissioner Keil said it’s a sign there could still be weapons out there.

Police arrested five people as a result of the raid. Loop Samoa

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