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Thursday 26 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two prison escapees were recaptured at 9:00 am today at Ma’ufanga after armed police squads mounted overnight road blocks on Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 25 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A series of violent incidents erupting in the capital Nuku’alofa over the weekend saw students fighting in central Nuku’alofa while another brawl in a Vuna Road bar left a security guard hospitalised.
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Monday 23 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Armed police are continuing the search for two escaped prisoners after shots were fired at a Prison guard outside the Hu’atolitoli Prison compound on Saturday night, August 21.
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Thursday 19 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Police Commander Chris Kelley has ordered an inquiry into Tonga’s prison escapes saying today that it is of serious concern to the police that over the past eight weeks 13 escapes were reported to them. Most escapees had been recaptured while two remained at large.
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Wednesday 18 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two prison escapees are still on the run this week, as escapes from Tonga’s main prison, Hu’atolitoli at Vaini, have hit record levels with 33 escapes by 10 prisoners over the past seven months, the highest ever recorded in Tonga’s prison history. By Linny Folau
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Friday 13 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 15-year-old girl from Ha’alaufuli drowned in Vava’u waters on August 11 after a small fishing vessel loaded with a funeral party of 39 people sank on its way from Neiafu to Ovaka Island.
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Tuesday 10 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two male prisoners who escaped Hu’atolitoli Prison weeks ago remain at large in Tongatapu and Police are urging the public for information in order to recapture them.
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Tuesday 10 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Suicides in Tonga have reached to seven this year, after a 36-year-old man was found dead at Fangaloto on Friday, August 6.
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Friday 30 July 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tightening control of Tonga’s international and domestic borders is one of the objectives of a new Fua’amotu Community and Airport Police Centre opened at Fua’amotu International Airport on July 28.
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Thursday 29 July 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been separately charged for the cultivation and possession of cannabis or marijuana plants at their homes in Lavengatonga and Vaini in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 7 July 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men were arrested last week and charged with the robbery and theft of an Asian business at Lapaha, where more than $1,000 cash was stolen in May this year.
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Tuesday 29 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two male persons have been charged with unlawful possession of firearms, namely a .38 revolver and .9mm handgun, seized near the Mala’e’aloa Cemetery on Vuna Road on Sunday, June 27.
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Tuesday 29 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three people have been charged in relation to an armed robbery that took place at the Cowley Bakery in Nukunuku where about $9,000 cash was stolen on Friday, June 18.
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Tuesday 1 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Asian persons residing in Tongatapu were robbed and held at gunpoint early Saturday morning, May 29 at the Tu’imatamoana Wharf on Vuna Road.
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Tuesday 1 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A security guard was shot in the chest after a person in a passing vehicle in central Nuku’alofa fired at him outside a Nuku’alofa nightclub early on Saturday morning, May 29.
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Saturday 22 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A senior police officer, sent to prison for one year for assaulting and injuring a man in custody in 2008, was told by Tonga’s Chief Justice that the sentence would deter other police officers from taking the law into their own hands.
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Thursday 20 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 48-year-old man from Angaha was found dead in his plantation in ‘Eua on Wednesday, May 12 after his family reported him missing on the same day, according to the weekly Tonga Police report.
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Thursday 13 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two former employees at the Forum Travel office in Nuku’alofa have been charged with forgery and the embezzlement of $300,000 pa’anga.
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Thursday 13 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two people are currently being kept in police custody after being arrested by Tonga Police and charged with trafficking persons into Tonga, particularly young women for sexual exploitation.
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Monday 10 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Criminal investigators at the Tonga Police Services are being trained in the art of forensic digital photography using the latest equipment provided by the Australian Federal Police, during a workshop in Nuku’alofa, starting May 10.
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