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Tuesday 1 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five men remain in custody after an armed robbery at a Chinese shop in Ma’ufanga on Saturday night, April 28, led to arrests the following day.
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Tuesday 24 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Wednesday 4 April 2012
Pangai, Ha'apai
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.
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Tuesday 3 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Wednesday 14 March 2012
'Eua, Tonga
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.
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Tuesday 13 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Thursday 8 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Monday 27 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, 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.
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Thursday 23 February 2012
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Two men have been arrested and charged in relation to the seizure of five rifles at Veitongo, Tongatapu, on February 2.
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Wednesday 22 February 2012
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
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.
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Wednesday 22 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Friday 17 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan police are hunting for two armed men, who robbed a Chinese shop at Longolongo on Thursday evening, February 9.
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Friday 27 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

The Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly, Lord Lasike has surrendered another passport to the Supreme Court on January 27, after pleading not guilty to a charge of unlawful possession of ammunition.

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Wednesday 18 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 27-year-old man from Popua was sentenced to eight years imprisonment for theft and housebreaking, after he dressed in disguise broke into a home at ‘Utulau in the middle of the night and stole up to $1,500 pa’anga and goods that included jewelry and a laptop.
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Tuesday 17 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four male suspects have been arrested by police in relation to the armed hold-up at Asco Petrol Station on Fatafehi Road, where a 53-year-old male supervisor was shot on his leg on January 6.
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Friday 13 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Kulu (53), from Longolongo is recovering at Vaiola Hospital after an emergency operation to remove a bullet from his left thigh, following an armed hold-up at the Asco Petrol Station on Fatafehi Road, Kolofo’ou, Nuku’alofa on January 6, when he said he was shot from behind.
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Wednesday 11 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shots fired during an armed robbery at a Nuku’alofa petrol station on Friday night injured a petrol station supervisor in the leg, police have reported.
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Wednesday 4 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three young men died in Tongatapu between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, including two in a fatal road accident that brought Tonga’s road toll to 12 for the year 2011 – twice as many as in 2010.
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Tuesday 20 December 2011
Sydney, Australia
A Colombian-led crime syndicate is the second international crime group to have set up in Tonga during the past 18 months, in what the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday, December 17, reported has been a trend for organized criminals to use nations with weak institutions and corruption.
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Tuesday 20 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have selected 33 new recruits from 163 Form 6 graduates who applied to the Tonga Police recruitment course this year.
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