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Police seized methamphetamine with approximate street value of TOP$297,000

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19th April, 2018 A newly established Police Drug Taskforce arrested two men on Tuesday, April 17 in relation to the supply of the illicit drugs methamphetamine and cannabis.

The methamphetamine was concealed in a shipment from the United States of America. Police intercepted and arrested a 39-year-old man who was in possession of 297 grams of methamphetamine.

Police also arrested on the same day a 31-year-old man connected to this case. He was arrested with 30.4grams of cannabis on his person, packed for sale.

Acting Chief Superintendent Tevita Vailea says, “This type of criminal activity causes significant harm to our youths and community. Methamphetamine is a destructive drug that destroys lives and impacts families. We are saving lives by removing these drugs from our streets. Police are vigilant and committed to the ongoing targeting of this type of offending.

It’s important to remember that these people supplying drugs to our community put profit above all else and do not consider the health and wellbeing of users and its negative impact on our society.”

Estimated street value of the methamphetamine seized is TOP$297,000.

Police will continue to work with the community to prevent the harm illicit drugs cause and the ongoing criminal activity associated with their use.

Those with any information on drug-related offending are encouraged to speak in confidence to an officer at their local Police station, or contact 23417.

Both suspects are in police custody while investigation continues.

ENDS

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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