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Tuesday 29 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have yet to receive a medical report to confirm the death of a 13-month-old baby girl, who is alleged to have drowned after being found in a bucket of water in Ma’ufanga on Monday, August 21.
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Monday 28 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 33-year-old male patient at the psychiatric ward at Vaiola Hospital has been charged with murder in relation to the death of another male patient on Friday, August 25.
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Monday 28 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 45-year-old man was arrested on Friday night, August 25, after police seized 178 cannabis plants, which he allegedly cultivated at his plantation in Fua'amotu.
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Thursday 24 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Leadership training for 92 Tongan Police officers and staff has focused on accountability, authority and responsibility. Tonga's Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said yesterday he expected to see a shift in police attitude when exercising their power.
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Wednesday 23 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Serial armed robber and prisoner escapee, Viliami Kupu (22), has received a sentence of four years of imprisonment for the armed robbery of a store in January this year. Kupu got another suspended sentence of 6 ½ years of imprisonment for the armed robbery and assault of an 58-year-old grandmother in November last year.
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Wednesday 23 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are still looking for two civil defence sirens that were stolen from a pole in Kolovai earlier this month. A suspect has been arrested in Lapaha.
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Wednesday 23 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 13-month-old baby girl is alleged to have drowned after being found in a bucket of water at a home in Ma’ufanga on Monday afternoon, August 21.
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Thursday 17 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men and one woman were arrested last week, after Tonga Police discovered alleged drugs and cannabis on a property in ‘Umusi, Nuku’alofa. The four suspects were a 48-year-old man from ‘Umusi, a 49-year-old man from Houmakelikao, and a 31-year-old woman from Pahu. Another male from Houmakelikao was also arrested but his age was not released.
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Friday 11 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 49-year-old man from Kolomotu’a has been charged with manslaughter over the death of Isileli Palu (36), who was electrocuted while erecting tents at a family home in Kolomotu’a last week. Isileli, a New Zealand citizen, was visiting Tonga to attend his father’s funeral and was helping out with preparations.
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Friday 11 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have arrested a man who works at the airport in relation to a complaint of theft filed by a passenger who arrived from New Zealand.
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Tuesday 8 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 43-year-old man from Kolofo’ou has been charged with using forged documents to obtain two passports. He was arrested last Wednesday 2 August after police executed a search warrant.
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Monday 7 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A nine-year-old boy went missing after being swept by a strong current at a beach in Vaotu’u on Saturday, August 5.
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Monday 7 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two people remain hospitalized at Vaiola after a road crash early on Sunday morning, August 6 at Te’ekiu.
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Friday 4 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 36-year-old man died on Thursday night, August 3 at Kolomotu’a when he was electrocuted outside his home as they were getting tents ready for his father’s funeral.
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Friday 4 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The owner of Super Cheap, a car dealer in Nuku’alofa has been charged with obtaining money by false pretence from a client.
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Friday 4 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A female teller has been charged with embezzlement of around $7,000 pa’anga from the Bank of South Pacific Tonga Ltd in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 4 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 17-year-old boy remains in police custody after he was charged for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Fahefa.
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Tuesday 1 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Both His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF) and Tonga Police confirmed today that they were not involved in a massive cocaine seizure by the French navy from a yacht "off Tongan waters" in recent days. French media reported today that over 1.4 tonnes of cocaine was seized from a sailing boat.
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Monday 31 July 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
A 42-year-old Tongan man visiting New Zealand is in critical condition with serious head injuries at an Auckland hospital after he was attacked in Auckland at around 3:40am on Saturday, July 29.
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Sunday 30 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men have been charged with possession of illicit drugs after a search warrant was executed by police at a home in Ngele’ia on Wednesday, July 26.
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