Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Because some of you haven't heard yet...

The Territorial Immigration Office was raided last week by the FBI and two other law enforcement agencies. Hilarity is ensuing. Seems that human trafficking has been afoot. Read all about it here, with a quote 93KHJ's own Monica Miller, who happens to be awesome.

And if you have a few more minutes to spend deciphering high school-level newswriting (with as many unnecessary parentheses as this blog), you can read a more detailed version on the Samoa News website. (That said, I'm really glad they're covering it. I'm sure there are plenty of people that would rather they didn't).

I'll give you a hand for the beginning of the article:

One of the places named in the second article is KS Mart, which is easily one of the most popular stores on the entire island. After giving the what is considered on this island to be the appropriate level of advance notice,
² they were closed all day today for an all-out document shredding session company party. VERY interesting, as this place doesn't even close on Christmas.

And this is not only being covered by the local press. It's getting attention from the international media as well. Since it was picked up by the Associated Press, the story easily appeared in the LA Times, The Seattle Times, The Honolulu Advertiser,
Radio Australia News, the two sources that I've already linked to, and a bunch of other places that I can't be bothered to look.

¹They never explain who OTICIDE is. It's the Office Of Territorial And International Criminal Intelligence And Drug Enforcement. Knowing that makes

²A couple of fliers at the cash registers, put there the evening before. Not even our newsteam knew about them until today.
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