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Police Drug Taskforce disrupt the supply of illicit drugs

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09th May, 2018 The Police Drug Taskforce arrested a 35-year-old man with one pack of methamphetamine and 14 packs of cannabis ready to be distributed in Nuku’alofa yesterday Monday 7 May.

Police executed a search warrant at his residence in Malapo and seized 85 packs of cannabis, 4 packs of cannabis seeds, 1 bowl with cannabis leaves and 2 cannabis pot plants.

The Drug Taskforce earlier on Monday arrested a 27-year-old man from the CBD area with 1 pack of cannabis.

Acting Chief Superintendent Tevita Vailea says, “As demonstrated by this arrest by the Drug Taskforce, we are focused on capturing and prosecuting those responsible for the harm these destructive drugs cause to youths, families and our community.

We encourage anyone who may have information about drug related offending to contact their nearest Police station or contact 23417.”

Both suspects are in police custody while investigation continues.


For further inquiries please contact: 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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