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Tuesday 8 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four kilograms of illicit drugs were seized by police in a dwelling house and a vehicle in Tongatapu last week, and police are making arrests in connection with the find.
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Tuesday 8 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Prolific burglar who allegedly stole the Police Commander’s wallet and watch while he was sleeping has been arrested and charged, while a large amount of stolen property including 11 laptops and electronic goods has been recovered. 2011-02-08 19:11:00 +1300
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Monday 7 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After being in force for over four years and two months the Tongan Emergency Powers Regulation enforced on the Nuku’alofa Central Business District area since 17 November 2006, and later on other Proclaimed Areas of the capital, was lifted last Wednesday, 2 February, the Minister of Police, Dr Viliami Latu announced today.
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Wednesday 2 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 60-years-old ‘Alaki man who was found dead from gunshot wounds outside his home on Saturday January 29 is believed to have taken his own life, police confirmed yesterday.
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Wednesday 26 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Theft tops the list of the most committed crime in Tonga between 17-23 of January, the Deputy Commander of Police, Taniela Faletau said yesterday, and he urged parents to look after their sons and to get to know their whereabouts at night, so that they don’t get involved in criminal activities.
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Wednesday 12 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-year-old mentally disturbed male prisoner was found dead in his prison cell at Hu’atolitoli Prison, Vaini, on January 8.
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Wednesday 12 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police suspect that experienced thieves are recruiting young teenage boys to commit robberies in the Nuku’alofa area.
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Wednesday 12 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 67 year old cyclist died on New Year’s Day from injuries sustained after his bicycle collided with a vehicle on Vuna Road. Meanwhile, police statistics show that New Year was generally peaceful despite a slight increase in reported crime, and 131 arrests for drunkenness in public places.
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Tuesday 14 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Only one of the 157 drivers who were the first to be breath tested for alcohol consumption on December 13 in Nuku’alofa was found to be over the limit.
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Tuesday 7 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 54-year-old British national who was found dead at a home in Lifuka, Ha’apai, last week is believed to have taken her own life.
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Tuesday 7 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The introduction of breath testing of motorists for alcohol abuse that was scheduled to start yesterday has been postponed to December 8 because breath testing equipment had not arrived from New Zealand in time.
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Friday 3 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police raids in Tonga and Australia yesterday under a transnational police investigation into illicit drugs resulted in the arrest of one person in Tongatapu and others in Australia.
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Friday 3 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The home of a member of parliament on Tongatapu was raided by police yesterday.
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Wednesday 1 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Keeping Tonga’s roads safe by reducing the level of injury and trauma caused by drunken drivers, is the aim of a new Drink Drive Law that gives the police the power to breath test all motorists on any road at any time in Tonga, starting next week on Monday December 6, 2010.
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Wednesday 1 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police in Tonga are currently investigating a candidate for overspending following a complaint lodged by the Electoral Commission in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 16 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police arrested a male supporter of a candidate for the coming parliamentary election in Vava’u on November 12, after it was alleged that election posters in Neiafu carried defamatory information about another candidate.
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Tuesday 2 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 22-year-old male suspected of robbing a Chinese shop in Neiafu, Vava’u, on October 22 was arrested by police in Tongatapu last week, Deputy Commander Taniela Faletau reported.
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Tuesday 26 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over the last seven days crimes reported to police have doubled in number keeping police detectives busy tracking down offenders and making arrests.
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Tuesday 26 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police last week uncovered 250 cannabis plants cultivated on an allotment in Tongatapu, making it the biggest to have been uncovered and seized in Tonga to date.
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Tuesday 5 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 44-year-old man died after falling off from the first floor of the Vaiola Hospital building on Thursday, September 30, after being admitted in the early morning of the same day.
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