The public is hereby advised that the Ministry of Police (MOP) have reopen areas of Salelologa that was sealed off since Monday, 29 April 2019.
Two officers of the Ministry of Police who were trained whilst working in the United Nation safely removed the grenade and destroyed it in a safe area in Savaii with the assistance of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) as an environmental precaution and Customs Division.
The area is now secured and safe for public access.
We thank all members of the travelling public for adhering to our notification and for your patience throughout this ordeal.
MOP will now proceed to determine appropriate legal actions to prevent this matter from occurring again.
We advise members of the public receiving packages from families overseas of the legal implications of bringing dangerous goods into Samoa.
Working together for a safer Samoa.
Papalii Monalisa Tiai -Keti
ACTING COMMISSIONER OF POLICE