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Thursday 21 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-year-old male prisoner has been charged with possession of an illicit drug, cannabis on December 14.
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Thursday 21 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are investigating a complaint of obtaining money by false pretences filed by woman who said she paid around $13,000 pa’anga to another woman for a new car, but was instead scammed.
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Monday 18 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga experienced less crime this year compared to last year with a 21% reduction in reported crime. Tonga Police report that 2017 was a busy year with numerous operations throughout Tonga, including controlling the chaotic Rugby World Cup celebrations. Most of the crimes were committed in Nuku’alofa, which accounted for 70% of total overall reported crime in the country.
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Sunday 17 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five road deaths recorded this year is the lowest number of fatalities in over a decade. Between January and November this year, Tonga Police recorded 262 car crashes with five road fatalities - a significant drop from 18 road deaths recorded last year. Car crashes are most commonly attributed to drivers losing control, speeding, drink driving, and failing to give way or stop, police stated in urging drivers to make smart decisions on the road this summer.
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Tuesday 5 December 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 28-year-old man was reported to have committed suicide on Saturday December 2, at a home in Kolomotu’a.
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Friday 1 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 22 –year-old man died at Vaiola Hospital on Wednesday morning, November 29, from injuries sustained after allegedly jumping from a moving police vehicle, following his arrest on Sunday, in an incident that is being investigated by the Tonga Police Professional Standards Unit.
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Thursday 30 November 2017
'Ohonua, 'Eua
A 33-year-old teacher died at the Niu'eiki Hospital after he was caught in a house fire at the ‘Eua High School compound in ‘Ohonua, ‘Eua, yesterday.
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Friday 24 November 2017

Sydney, Australia
A Tongan man in Sydney, Semi ‘Tongan Sam’ Ngata (59), has survived being shot in the back by a suspected hitman at a Sydney home last Friday night 17 November. Semi Ngata is the long-time body guard of a high-profile businessman John Ibrahim who operates a string of nightclubs throughout Sydney.
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Friday 24 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 41-year-old man was reported to have committed suicide on November 2.
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Friday 24 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men were charged with possession of cannabis when they were arrested on November 11, in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 21 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men are pending court appearances after being arrested for possession of cannabis, methamphetamine and ammunition, during two separate search warrants in Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 21 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 30 year-old woman, who was sitting on the back of a utility van, broke her arm after she fell on the road at Pea, when a group of men threw water at her passing vehicle during celebrations on the roads for the Mate Ma’a Tonga win over Lebanon in a Rugby League World Cup match on November 18.
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Monday 20 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 60-year-old grandfather has been charged with bodily harm after he is alleged to have accidentally shot his daughter and four-year-old son with a .22 rifle, during an incident on Saturday night at Hofoa.
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Monday 13 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although there were 40 arrests related to alcohol on Saturday night, and heavy traffic build-ups following the Mate Ma’a Tonga’s historical win over New Zealand, Tonga Police were generally pleased with public behaviour, Tonga Police Commissoner Stephen Caldwell said today.
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Saturday 11 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 32-year-old woman from Ma’ufanga has been charged with obtaining money by false pretences when she allegedly lied to a seasonal worker that she would submit her visa application for Australia.
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Saturday 11 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 68-year-old man is detained in custody after being charged with attempted carnal knowledge of a minor, an eight-year-old girl in Ha’apai.
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Saturday 11 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 21-year-old female student at the St Joseph’s Business College suddenly died on November 1, after collapsing at the school compound in Fasi.
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Wednesday 8 November 2017
East Oakland-California, USA
The Tongan Community in East Oakland of California, are mourning the passing of 18-year-old Soane Mausia, who was shot and killed outside his home. Soane’s 16-year-old brother was injured in the shooting but is reportedly recovering in hospital.
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Wednesday 8 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four men were arrested last week, after Tonga Police executed search warrants and seized cannabis at separate properties in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 1 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A police investigation is underway regarding allegations from the family of a 16-year-old student from New Zealand that he was assaulted by a police officer and badly bruised during an arrest for offences relating to disorderly behaviour on Sunday night, October 29. He was with a group of youths who were celebrating in Nuku'alofa after watching on television Tonga’s National Rugby League team Mate Ma’a Tonga defeat Scotland in a Rugby League World Cup match.
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