Samoa Police chief calls for the ban of al­co­hol on repa­tri­a­tion flights

Fiji Sun - - AUST/NZ/PACIFIC NEWS -

Apia: Samoa’s Police Com­mis­sioner has called for a ban on al­co­hol be­ing brought in by pas­sen­gers ar­riv­ing on the repa­tri­a­tion flights from New Zealand.

Ac­cord­ing to TV1Samoa the call from Fuiavailil­i Egon Keil comes af­ter a fight broke out be­tween two quar­an­tined pas­sen­gers, be­lieved to be re­turn­ing sea­sonal work­ers, dur­ing a drink­ing ses­sion at a ho­tel in the cap­i­tal Apia where they were be­ing quar­an­tined.

Fuiavailil­i says the Na­tional Emer­gency Op­er­a­tions Com­mit­tee should ad­dress the is­sue of al­co­hol and that drink­ing should be banned in the quar­an­tine sites.

One of the two peo­ple in­volved in the fight was ad­mit­ted to the Fa­le­olo Health Cen­tre for treatment.

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