Armed police raid Aute premises

Armed policemen conducted a raid of the Aute premises between Futiga and Malaeloa this morning.

KHJ News was at the vicinity of the substation west when a convoy of DPS trucks and SUVs turned in after executing the raid.

Earlier a woman believed to be the owner of the Aute and many young people were  transported to the substation. 

About an hour later a young man with long hair was brought in by himself in handcuffs.

According to information received by KHJ News after the first group of people rounded up from the Aute were brought to the substation,  the cops rushed  back to the Aute premises.

The police vehicles were apparently shot at as they arrived.

The young man who was brought in later was apprehended during that response.  However another suspect managed to elude police and is still at large.

KHJ News understands that a large quantity of drugs was seized during the raid.


37 Comments

  1. Faiatu

    Lelei lava ae loka aua le toe tatalaina i tua ae leaga foi emo ifo foi ua leai ni evidence. It happened all the time ona o le vaega lava a leoleo lai i le payroll a le Aute. Se’i tatou vaai foi la poo le a le umi o le vaega lea i totonu o le monkey house.

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    1. Tia

      E sao lelei lava oe.
      E leai ni mafaufau o gei kagaka, ua sili lava ia lakou le maua mai ma le faigofie lakou kupe, ua leai se alofa i kamaiki ma kagaka. A’e o le mea ou ke ofo ai, Lord of the ring lol, o le fafine. Se aga pa’u mai ia makou i fafo, kasi lava le kofu i le fale puipui, le koe faia. O kama gei i fafo e le kaolo ai lava le au vaega lea e faia ia kuaiga uiga. A’e a faasala foi, e fiu e kuli ni kausaga, e le mama gi faasalaga. Gao le kau valea o aiga ma nuu i gei kuaiga kagaka. Ae soia ia, kalosia ae aua gei vave kakala maia i kua ae makuai kuli faasalaga e fiu ma fefe ai. Se o le mea fua lava faasalaga a Samoa. I’a faamolemole o gai oka mafaufauga lava.

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  2. Sam

    I’m willing to bet that this so-called raid was based on hearsay, rather than substantiated by evidence. It is no secret that the integrity of the DPS has been shot to pieces. So prevalent are the corruption, that many of the government officials have a difficult time discerning who is “serving with honor and integrity”, and who is dipping in the cookie jar.
    I will also go out on a limb to say that this raid is a ” backdoor ” to an ulterior motive that the unqualified, unprofessional and incompetent commissioner has been concocting for quite some time now. This is driven by a false belief he is obviously oblivious to…
    Commissioner, I suggest you start planning for an early retirement, if the feds don’t get you first. ..
    God sees all.

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    1. ernest leleua

      hearsay? you are right! They heard it from the thousands of people that live in Futiga, Malaeloa, Taputimu, Leone, Vailoa and the entire population of American Samoa. This entire island has been going down the sh!tt3r since the Aute and “Mama” opened up their drug distributing doors. All they need to execute a raid is a evidence and a Judges signature. All the evidence they need is the people who come out of there looking like the walking dead and all the taxi cab confessions. These cab drivers are starwitnesses. So if you are not happy with the raid, then maybe you can shut up and sit down.

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  3. Taufuiava J Tilo

    A little over 9 years away from home and this is what I see. It’s a shame that we don’t see the consequences of our actions and choices. Let me remind the young folks who think this is a legit way to be, having your freedom stripped away from you is no joke. If you want to make money, do it in a legal way.

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    1. Tia

      That’s right!
      I don’t think they get it! Young folks nowadays greedy generations. No like work hard, but easy way out.
      Sao ai le kala foi lea ou ke faalogo soo iai…
      Faapea, o le kaimi gei ao e kalavou, eke faia ai mea uma ona le ga eke malosi, ae o le kami eke koeaiga ma loomakua ai, pe kupu foi ia kulaga i kokogu o lo’u aiga, o iga eke wish ma salamo ai, eke koe kau mafai aku ae ua faigaka ma to late.
      Ia faamolemole o gai oka ia mafaufauga…Faafetai

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  4. Concerned Samoan

    Ok. We all know this is the second time they raid that same house. The fist time they raided that house it was just a matter of months then it was back to business selling drugs (from the same house cops raided!). Ridiculous?! I hope this time is for sure! God help us. Help our youth.

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    1. Tia

      I totally agreed with concerned Samoan. They did it once, this the second time, WTH…
      Something is missing here, seems like to these ppl, they ain’t afraid to repeated this kind a sick matter… Why??? Is the system afraid or to damn weak, to put these drug dealers away and seize everything, or froze their access to anything. I mean do something give them 10 or more years regardless, let them suffer, maybe that will teach them a lesson.
      Ia o gai mafaufauga lava.
      Faafetai

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  5. Fia

    We left the island 14 yrs ago n came back to visit last yr n what a shock it was to see how much drugs n users were on the island compared to 14 yrs ago…a place we call home was infested , our youth compromised for adults actions…tears :'( Thoughts n prayers for our island <3

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    1. Tia

      Fia…
      It’s very sad…
      The sad part is, drug is like a disease…
      Once drugs get in any states or territory, it spreads faster and ppl will do anything or get involve. It happened around the world, i never dream that drugs can reach our beautiful island of Samoa, but you know what Fia, it did, reach our shores. All we can do is pray for our leaders and good communities to stand together and drive these ppl and their drugs out of our Samoa.
      Ia o gai ou mafaufauga..
      Faafetai

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  6. Guest

    Don’t let these PUNKS dictate and impose their ROTTEN life style on us. Every place on planet has their share of ‘scums of the earth’. They’re slingin drugs and giving poison to our kids, messing with guns, THAT AIN’T GOOD! Up the penalties FONO so the JUDICIARY can impose STIFFER SENTENCES and take ‘em off the streets.

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  7. Kalofae

    It’s sad knowing that all this raid and the people involved in this knows everything and to find out after don’t know where the evidence went so it’s like playing the role only for the news and the people thinking that the police and the government is doing there job ….LMAO kalofae they’ll be free people by this time tommorow and back to the same routine selling ice to the same folks that arrested them …lol kalofae

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  8. Lavea'i

    Kalofae ia tatou, ga’o le faavalea lava e gei leoleo ma latou raid, ae le iloa o latou fo’i isi au kila lea e iai le part lea…..a’o fea la le mea ua ave iai gei drugs (iceicebaby) e maua nei, ga’o ga avatu lava ma taatia I potu, toe o atu leoleo faaaoga ma faatau…e sili pe’a fai se aitia ise pu tele lava e tu’u uma iai drugs ia e maua ma susunu ai a’o vaai iai gi molimau….ia a’o fea ua alu iai le mau taga iceicebabe lea ga maua mai I le falema’i….ma le mau tupe na maua ai…just asking…o lalo o ai ga e tanu ai ga drugs….ana ua tu’u e leoleo (police) ma Loia (attorney) foma’i (doctors) ma tagata maualuluga ole atunu’u …..ua filemu Amerika Samoa,, leaga o lega fo’i e solomua lava I fanau a e o faia upu a le atunu’u Ie iai totonu o le li’o lea o le faatauina o iceicebabe….

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    1. Tia

      E moni ai lau kala, e uma ifo lava o kama kekele lava lea e faia ia amioga. Ua kakou iloa lava le mafuaga e alai oga faia pea e ia kagaka ia kulaga o le au maia o drugs i kokogu o si kakou malo. E maua le mea foi lea, po o le a lava le fia tough o se faamasino, loia, leoleo, e mogo mogo aku loa se kupe mo lakou, oso mai loa le ku i le kulaga e makuai faasala gei kagaka, ae gofo ma faafaigofie mea uma. Ae aga o fafo lea e pei o makou i Hawaii ma Amerika, gao le kofu aku a i le fale puipui, e sau i fafo makua le koe fia ia lava lol.

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  9. LEALOLOFA

    Please do something with this AUTEVILLE….right Aute is not the only place for pushing the iceicebaby…..o Leoleo lava le pogai …you better search and investigate the Local policemen…. than Amerika Samoa will get the answer…..besides that….o fanauga a le vaega gale o loo faia upu a le atunu’u lega e iai le vaega lea o tuleiina o le iceicebaby, lae lava e latou te silafia lelei a latou fanau lega e iai I le vaega lea…ae fia mamapo mai ma fiamama, ae o lae e lulu’u fo’i latou I galuega a latou fanau o loo fai ile fatauina o drugs….E fiu lava,,,, seiloga e fetu’u e le atunu’u ma faifeau e tatalo e faatauaso mata o e o loo faia legei galuega le alofa, ma faaleaga ai amioga a le tupulaga sa foa’i mai e le Atua I aoga I aiga male galuega a le ALII, ma faapipili ia ‘aua ge’i toe o e faatau ga mea.

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  10. FAIKAKALA NO MALAMALAMA

    GOSH!!! To much fai ka kala no malamalama… That’s not why the raid was conducted… But glad we found meth… Don’t even judge the book by its cover…. Judging the Department it’s not your problem… There’s alot going on and you don’t even know a single piece of it.. Malo Lava DPS mo galuega lelei.. E manaia se mea pea outou omai I fafo ma le pogisa e faa leo tou manatu on a faigofie lea o le galuega… ae aua le lafi mai I Tua aua na’o le faikakala le mea e maua ae le malamalama…

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    1. Callin this faikakala

      Malamalama this, it ain’t the way to live your life and the side effects of people doin that s#%t affects all of us, because people turn into monsters when they’re on that stuff…Jehkcle & Hyde mentality. And this isn’t about judging others, it’s dangerous stuff and illegal.

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  11. Teinematu

    Ia ga e kuai lava ae fai mai….The truth will come out…And we will start to hear some names too of those who are behind this too…Starting from the high government officials….

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  12. AngryAfakasi

    Everyone has known for years that Aute is where they sell meth. Disgusting drug, it ruins people by robbing their soul. Meth is a big problem in Hawaii. We need to educate our youth about the effects of meth/”ice” because our youth don’t know anything about it. It is literally the worst drug you can do. When are we going to legalize weed? Weed would help with tourism, just look at Hawaii. Smoking pot has so many health benefits and treats many disorders. METH IS THE DEVIL’S DRUG!!!

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  13. Hap

    Hurricane season for both Samoas is around the corner. Hope one of these hurricanes will clean all these crazy mess going on in the islands.

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  14. NA O SE MANATU

    meth is a big issue anywhere. do not point fingers or say that what or who is behind all these. before you open up your mouth and judge others, look at yourself and around you. but, pray to god to protect our children and each generation from trouble.

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  15. Kalofaeila'uatunuusamoa

    OMG.. e koe oki lava fanau a Samoa I le Samoa. Talofa I fanau a le atunuu. May our Father in Heaven bless our island Samoa and clean em up. Ua leaga mea uma I ga faiga faapea. A mea lava se’i maua uma ga kagaka e faiga Lena tulaga o le faatauina o na mea leaga faapea. Kalofae le tupulaga mo a taeao.????????

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    1. Le Ila

      O le Tupe Lava. Tele fua le pisa, aga fapea foi o oukou gae uua tupe mai aisa, E. Le tele foi ni tala e sau i fafo o kou gutu. Ae aua le leaga fua kou loko pea kele tupe e maua mai le aisa. Manatua o le tupe o le mafuaaga numera tasi lena o le agasala. Aua la le faia fua le Owner o le Aute, o gae lelei le fafine ia. Sili loa pe a sefe kou ea ae mafaufau ifo lava le tagata ia ia te ia. Soifua ou fua ……

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      1. Tia

        Auooooi kafefe lol.
        E faigofie lava oga e fai kala faapea pe afai e ke le kea ma e mind iga kagaka laia ua maua o loo faia ma sell iga le drugs i kamaiki ma kagaka makukua. To me it sounds like you are supporting these ppl and you don’t see any wrong doing in this. E fai mai oe e lelei le fafine le owner, but did read, maua i kokogu ao laga poku le kele o mea, so e le loko leaga se isi i gi kupe e maua e lakou i le drug, e a oga pisapisa o kagaka, ona e concerned laga e popole foi lakou ia i lakou foi aiga ma fanau. E sao oe, o le kupe o le agasala, ao au mafaufauga e lelei le kupe, ae a oga leaga le kupe, oga ole faa’aogaiga e le kagaka. E lelei le kupe e faa’aoga i mea uma, ae oga ua faa’aoga sese e le kagaka, o loga mafuaga lega e leaga ai le kupe.

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  16. I AGREE

    It’s about time! I truly agree with some of the comments… How the police conducted the raid. They can only go far accordingly to whats on the warrant… They also have policy to comply with because all the human beings living in the Territory of American Samoa have rights… They just can’t go beyond what’s been signed by the Judge… Its just not how you want things to happen… Slowly, they will all go down but with judging them, its not how we work things… Money is not the issue… The issue is “DRUGS”… People can live without money but without drugs, some will easily died because it’s a habit and it has been introduced to our young ones… I don’t care how people look like, mainly it’s how it affects them and all of us.. So, before we go all out on the cops, they’re trying their best because they’ve also eliminates some of their own… Lets not judge them but show some respect that they’re doing what’s best for all of us… I AGREE…

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  17. Tia

    AngryAfakasi…
    True, but that’s not the big problem in Hawaii, it is but not really. Our biggest problem here in Hawaii “Homeless” that’s the biggest problem here in Havaii Nei and than drugs. N about not knowing about drugs thing, you said more education, which is true, but drugs has been around for many generations, parents and communities, churches, programs, schools, also been around and they all had a part to play or educate generations about drugs. I’m just saying.

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