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Congressman urges probe into drug trafficking in American Samoa

By tre2005be, Jul 6, 2006 | |
  1. tre2005be
    taken from the radio australia website

    American Samoa's congressman, Eni Hunkin, has asked the US Attorney General to conduct a full scale investigation into drug trafficking in the territory.

    Eni Hunkin says over the past 20 years, the drug trade in American Samoa has escalated from small-scale marijuana importation into a network across the entire South Pacific.

    He says the drug trafficking network in the territory continues to flourish, largely due to poor customs enforcement on incoming cargo.

    The congressman blames the rise in drug abuse for an increase in local suicides and violent crimes.

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