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Thursday 27 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine male police officers have been suspended from Tonga Police for criminal and disciplinary matters. Another 16 criminal investigations are currently underway against other police officers.
Thursday 27 July 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
A New Zealand court has sentenced a 22-year-old Tongan man, Finau Tuitupou, to 2 years and nine months’ imprisonment for the assault of a senior New Zealand police constable. The sentencing took place last week at the Manukau District Court. Another 18-year-old Tongan man has been accused of participating in the assault and is due for sentencing later this year.

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 70-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter by negligence for the death of an eight-year-old boy, whom he allegedly ran over with his van while reversing at a bush allotment in Veitongo on Tuesday, July 25.
Monday 24 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A male police officer was suspended from duty on Friday, July 21, after reports that he assaulted another man in Nuku'alofa on Sunday night, July 16.
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Tuesday 18 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 28-year-old man is in critical conditional at Vaiola Hospital after the car he was driving crashed on Hihifo Road in Hofoa early Sunday morning, July 16.
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Friday 14 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifty-seven people were arrested and charged with drinking alcohol and being disorderly in public places, last weekend July 7-9, with the most arrested after the rugby match between Tonga’s 'Ikale Tahi and Flying Fijians.
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Tuesday 11 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 25-year-old man who was arrested in relation to the death of a 51-year-old man, whom he allegedly assaulted on a road at Ma’ufanga early Saturday morning, July 8, has been charged with murder.
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Monday 10 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 25-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the death of a 51-year-old man, whom he is alleged to have assaulted on a road in Ma’ufanga early Saturday morning, July 8.
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Thursday 6 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifty-six people were arrested and charged with drinking alcohol and being disorderly in public places, mainly in central Nuku'alofa, during the Heilala Festival weekend from Friday, June 30 to Saturday, July 1.
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Tuesday 27 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men were arrested on Friday night, June 23 for theft, assaulting a couple and damaging vehicles at the waterfront area in Sopu.
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Friday 23 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been arrested for the housebreaking and theft of around $25,520 pa’anga worth of electronics at a shop in Fasi.
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Wednesday 21 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 26-year-old man who was arrested on 9 June from a bar in Nuku’alofa and charged with possession of methamphetamine is to appear at the Magistrate’s Court on 30 June.
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Tuesday 20 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been charged for the assault of Kelekolio Tapueluelu, a man who sought police protection after an incident in Kolofo'ou, following a public forum hosted by the Prime Minister.
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Wednesday 14 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four male teenagers have been arrested and charged in relation to an armed robbery at a Chinese shop in Tofoa on Saturday night, June 10.
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Wednesday 14 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 31-year-old man has been charged with reckless driving causing harm when his car rolled at Nualei, causing multiple minor injuries to others on Saturday, June 10.
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Wednesday 14 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 26-year-old man remains in custody after he was arrested in relation to possession of methamphetamine on Friday night, June 9 in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 9 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ma’ati Lino and Tevita Soakai are the two men who were arrested in possession of methamphetamine or "ice" at a home in Kolomotu’a on 17 May.
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Friday 9 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two policemen charged in relation to an armed robbery at a Chinese shop in Ma’ufanga on 20 May remain detained in custody.
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Tuesday 6 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Amoni Fifita was re-captured by Tonga Police on Monday, June 5 after escaping from custody at the Magistrate’s Court in Nuku’alofa last month, 8 May.
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Saturday 3 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second police officer was arrested on Friday June 2 in relation to the armed robbery of a shopkeeper at Ma’ufanga on May 20, Tonga's Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said today.
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