Tonga Police seized 6.5 kilograms of controlled chemicals used for the production of methamphetamine and arrested six people at three different locations in Tongatapu on July 1.
Police and Crime
A small number of drivers who were tested for alcohol exceeded the limits during the first six months of breath testing in Tonga.
A manhunt continues for the two male prisoners who escaped on June 6, who are thought to be on Tongatapu, but frustrating prison wardens who are looking for leads on their whereabouts.
Police suspect that an escaped prisoner may have been involved in an armed hold up at a Nukualofa barbecue restaurant last week, when a robber fled with $4000.
A manhunt is continuing for two escapees who broke out of the new Huatolitoli Prison three days ago.
An armed robber held up the Talahiva Restaurant in central Nuku’alofa, in the early hours of this morning Wednesday, June 8 and fired a pistol into the ceiling before he fled with cash.
JOHN Jonesse (62), a New Zealander who is currently serving five years imprisonment at Hu’atolitoli Prison in Tongatapu after being convicted of charges relating to the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika ferry, is not treated differently from any of the Tongan prisoners.
Police seized 20 counterfeit $100 notes in Neiafu, Vava’u on May 3.
A 19-year-old Haveluloto boy who was found dead on Good Friday, April 22, had taken his own life by hanging, police stated on April 27.
A father from Lapaha has been charged for manslaughter by negligence after his nine year old daughter fell from the back of a vehicle he was driving on April 14, and died from head injuries.