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Passport Taskforce Arrest

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02nd March 2018 Tonga Police confirm this morning that they arrested Lord Tu’ivakano, 66 years old of Nukunuku and Kolofo’ou yesterday 1st of March 2018.

Lord Tu’ivakano has been charged with numerous crimes including; making a False Statement for the purpose of obtaining a Passport, Perjury, Acceptance of Bribery and Money Laundering.

Although confined by what he could say publicly, Commissioner Steve Caldwell took the opportunity to thank and commend the Passport Taskforce for their methodical and professional investigation.

As criminal charges are now before a Court of Law no further comments will be made at this time.

The Passport investigation continues. 


For further Inquiries please contact: Telesia Adams, Tonga Police Media & Communication Officer, Tonga Police Headquarters, Longolongo; – Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it phone (676) 23 323 EXT. 125




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