A stash of burgled items, including a dental air compressor stolen from Vaiola Hospital, was recovered after raids on 10 locations by a special investigative team, that was set up by the police to crack down on an epidemic of housebreakings and theft that has plagued the capital, Nuku’alofa, for a long time.
Police and Crime
An inquest held this morning found that a 12-year-old boy Ha’apai High School student who died from severe chest wounds last week, had stabbed himself.
Police are investigating the death of a 12-year-old Ha’apai High School student who died from severe chest wounds in Ha’apai last week. They are also investigating the deaths of two other two men in Tongatapu.
A 27-year-old woman has been charged with 24 counts for alleged embezzlement, falsification of accounts and theft, valued at $99,000 from her former employer, the Melie Mei Langi Company, ‘Eua branch.
Twelve former employees of the Westpac Bank of Tonga, Nuku’alofa Branches who have been charged with multiple counts of embezzlement were released on bail by Magistrate Salesi Mafi yesterday, March 12.
A Special Investigation Task Force of the Tongan Police is investigating an embezzlement network at the Nuku’alofa Branch of the Westpac Bank of Tonga, the Acting Police Commissioner Taniela Faletau said that ten former employees have been charged with multiple counts of embezzlement, the highest number of employees to be charged with crime against one private company in Tonga.
A woman in her late 30’s remains in police custody, charged with causing grievous bodily harm to her husband, and attempted suicide, following a domestic incident at Nukunuku on February 23.
A quarrel between two prisoners over the size of the portions of a chicken soup lunch at Hu’atolitoli Prison resulted in one male prisoner attacking another with a machete on Sunday afternoon, February 19, according to the Commissioner of Prisons Sione Falemanu.
Two men have been arrested and charged in relation to the seizure of five rifles at Veitongo, Tongatapu, on February 2.
Tonga’s police have suspended issuing any new firearms licenses as a response to the increasing number of armed hold-up incidents in Tonga, but they believe there are many people in possession of illegal firearms.