The Minister of Police, Hon. Dr Viliami Latu, said yesterday that he, as Minister of Police, would become Tonga’s Acting Police Commissioner, when the Police Commissioner, Chris Kelley vacates his post on Friday, August 5.
Police and Crime
Two escaped prisoners who were spotted at ‘Utulau over the weekend have continued to elude prison wardens.
Police have identifed the man who died in an altercation on Saturday night as Sione Kipione (23), a student at Tonga’s Institute of Education from ‘Utungake, Vava’u who had been living at Nukunuku.
A manhunt continues for two men who escaped from prison on June 6, and police believe are being harboured by persons on Tongatapu, while the prisons officers and police are appealing to the public to step forward with any information regarding the two men.
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.
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.