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Friday 9 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two policemen charged in relation to an armed robbery at a Chinese shop in Ma’ufanga on 20 May remain detained in custody.
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Tuesday 6 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Amoni Fifita was re-captured by Tonga Police on Monday, June 5 after escaping from custody at the Magistrate’s Court in Nuku’alofa last month, 8 May.
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Saturday 3 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second police officer was arrested on Friday June 2 in relation to the armed robbery of a shopkeeper at Ma’ufanga on May 20, Tonga's Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said today.
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Friday 2 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 27-year-old man was arrested early this morning, 2 June in relation to the seizure of methamphetamine and cannabis at a home in Kolomotu’a.
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Wednesday 31 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A prisoner described as "dangerous" by Tonga Police has again escaped from custody and remains at large.
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Monday 29 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been arrested and charged with possession of an illicit drug, after packets of dry cannabis leaves were seized during a police search at Vaini on Saturday morning, May 27.
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Thursday 25 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 27-year-old police officer has been arrested and charged with the armed robbery of a shop at Ma’ufanga on Saturday, May 20.
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Wednesday 24 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Oscar Taione (31) a fireman recruit died on Friday morning, May 19 after collapsing during a training run at Pelehake. A post mortem is expected to be held sometime this week to determine the cause of death.
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Wednesday 24 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Toutai ‘Ofanoa was awarded the Baton of Honour during a graduation ceremony for Tonga Police Lola Koloamatangi Recruit Wing 44 on 18 May, at the Police Headquarters in Longolongo. He was one of 29 young men and women who joined Tonga Police ranks.
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Monday 22 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 58-year-old man is reported to be in a stable condition at Vaiola Hospital after being shot at a bush allotment in Kolovai on Sunday, May 21.
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Monday 22 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men were arrested at a home in Kolomotu’a last week in possession of methamphetamine or "ice", during a search warrant executed by Tonga Police.
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Monday 22 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 33-year-old man was arrested with 45 packs of cannabis and one pack of cannabis seeds during a police search warrant at a home in Ha'akame on Friday, May 19.
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Wednesday 17 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 17-year-old boy is in Vaiola Hospital after he was shot on his upper right breast at a bush allotment in Taoa, Vava’u allegedly by an anonymous shooter, who has not been located.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017
Utah, USA
Utah Police have arrested Sione Vaitai (26), of Tongan descent, who has been on the run from Police since Friday after he allegedly stabbed his Father and Sister with a kitchen knife at their home in Sandy City, Utah. The victims were taken to hospital in critical condition but are now stabilized.
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Monday 15 May 2017

Utah, USA
Utah Police are looking for Sione Vaitai (26), of Tongan descent. He is accused of stabbing his father and sister with a kitchen knife two days ago at their home in Sandy City, Utah, USA.
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Monday 15 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 74-year-old man is alleged to have committed suicide on Wednesday, May 10 at Longolongo.
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Sunday 14 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
A shooting early Sunday morning at the Vava’u Lahi Night Club in Manukau, New Zealand, has left one man seriously injured with a shot in the leg. One of the walls at the nightclub was shattered.
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Tuesday 9 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight men remain in custody follow their arrests in connection with the seizure of a large haul of cannabis plants and seeds on 4 May, at six different bush allotments in Fou’i and Matahau.
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Friday 5 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A large haul of cannabis plants and seeds were seized by Tonga Police on 4 May, at six different bush allotments in Fou’i and Matahau in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 3 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vili Vaea Makineti is the 22-year-old man who drowned at sea in Tungua, Ha’apai on Saturday, April 29.
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