POSTAL SECURITY CHECK MADE IN AMERICAN SAMOA

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PAGO PAGO (June 11, 1997 - SAMOA NEWS) ---A US Postal Inspector visited American Samoa last weekend to conduct a security check of the South Pacific territory's postal facilities, according to Postmaster Apolo Fialua.

Postal Inspector Dean Day returned to Honolulu Monday night after checking the post office's overall security, including mail storage and lighting.

Day also met with Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety Mike Sala to discuss the disappearance of a package of crystal methamphetamine from the facility after it had been submitted for registered mailing to the Drug Enforcement Agency in Honolulu. It is presumed stolen.

Day declined to discuss the case. However, the Postal Inspector indicated that he had a complete report from local authorities on the case and was taking the report back to Honolulu for review.

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