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Drugs, cash and firearms seized by Police

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24th May 2018 As part of the continuing efforts by police to target those who supply drugs to communities, Police Drug Taskforce executed 3 different search warrants last week and resulted in the arrests of three people and the seizure of illicit drugs, illegal firearms and ammunition as well as cash.

On Monday 14 May, 2018 Police arrested a 34-year-old man from Lapaha with two packets of cannabis. Further investigation resulted in a search warrant of his residence on Wednesday 16 May where police seized 3 firearms (1 pistol gun, 1 shotgun and 1 rifle) and 123 live ammunition.

Police on Wednesday 16 at around 10:00am arrested a 34-year-old-man from Hoi in Nuku’alofa with 0.47grams of methamphetamine.

On Thursday 17 May at approximately 6:30pm police also made an arrest of a 43year-old-woman with two packets of methamphetamine and approximately thirteen hundred pa’anga in cash. The illicit drug and cash were hidden inside a baby diaper in a rubbish bag at the suspect’s residence in Lapaha.

Acting Chief Superintendent Tevita Vailea says, “As demonstrated by these arrests 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, 25147 or 922.

All three suspects are in police custody while investigations continue.


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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