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Wednesday 5 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Police Commissioner Grant O’Fee today alleged that an individual identified as a Tonga Customs Officer used a credit card belonging to Milan Rindzak (35), whose remains were found on the drugs yacht ‘JeReVe’ that was discovered wrecked on the Luatafito Atoll in Vava’u, on November 7.
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Wednesday 5 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police reported three accidental deaths in the last four days, including a drowning in ‘Eua, a road death in Vava’u, and a suicide at Pelehake in Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 27 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men have been charged in relation to the armed robbery and abduction of five people on Tuesday night 20 November, at a home in Tofoa. Police said the hostages who were tied up at Tu’aliku in Ha’ateiho, escaped unharmed last Thursday afternoon.
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Tuesday 27 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The unidentified European man whose remains were found on a yacht ‘JeReVe’ together with over 200kgs of cocaine has been identified as Milan Rindzak (35) of Slovakian nationality.
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Friday 23 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five people who were abducted from a home at Tofoa on Tuesday night, 20 November, during an armed robbery, are well, after escaping from a location at Tokomololo where they were tied up. Police have arrested a 34-year-old man in relation to the crime and are still searching for a vehicle C15530 alleged to have been stolen by the offenders.
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Friday 23 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 200kgs of cocaine worth an estimated street value of AUD$116 million, that was seized by Tongan authorities on the wreck of the ‘JeReVe’ yacht that ran aground on Luatafito Atoll in Vava’u, have been sent to Australia for destruction.
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Wednesday 21 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of missing Tonga College student, Timote Kata (15) from Houma was found in a sea area near the village of Ha’avakatolo, Hihifo, around 1:15pm today, November 21.
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Wednesday 21 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three male Police Constables who are each charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of a 20-year-old man at Vaini, appeared at the Mu’a Magistrate’s Court this morning and will be released on bail until their next court appearance, on January 14, 2013.
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Wednesday 21 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While fears are held for the safety of a missing 15 year old Tonga College student, Timote Kata, from Houma, who failed to return from a fishing trip at Te’ekiu on Monday evening, police remain hopeful of finding him alive as a search enters its second day along the Hihifo sand flats and mangrove coast.
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Monday 19 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An autopsy report has confirmed no foul play or injuries were evident in relation to the death of an unidentified European man whose badly decomposed body was found on the JeReVe yacht that was stuck on a reef off Luatafito Atoll, in Vava’u, Tonga, with over 200kg of cocaine last week.
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Monday 19 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Tongan Police Constables have now been charged with manslaughter in regards to the death of 20-year-old ‘Inoke Finau Vala Pepa, after a fight at Vaini early Friday morning, 16 November.
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Friday 16 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Tongan Police Constables were charged with manslaughter this afternoon, in relation to the death of a 21-year-old man after a party at Vaini early this morning.
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Friday 16 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 200 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated street value of AUD $116 million dollars in Australia, was seized by Tongan authorities on the wreck of the ‘JeReVe’ yacht that ran aground on a reef off Luatafito Atoll in Vava’u. Police believe it to be one of the largest seizure of narcotics in the South Pacific region.
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Friday 16 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 21-year-old man who was involved in a fight following a private party at Vaini died from head injuries at Vaiola Hospital early this morning. Police confirmed that off-duty police officers were present at the party but no one had been charged at this stage of the investigation.
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Wednesday 14 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Jereve” is the name of a yacht in which a badly decomposed male body was found by divers on November 7, after it ran aground on a reef in Luatafito atoll located 20km from the Vava’u Island Group. Police confirmed the yacht is now a crime scene, is subject to an International Multi-Jurisdictional Law Enforcement operation spanning four countries from the United States, Australia, Cook Islands and Tonga, and including the US Drug Enforcement Agency.
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Wednesday 14 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An unidentified body of a European man was found on November 7 by divers who were investigating a yacht that went aground on a reef, in the southern part of the Vava’u Island Group. Tonga Police said they are investigating the unexplained death of the man who appeared to have been dead for quite some time.
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Tuesday 6 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 34-year-old man of Asian origin died in a road accident on By Pass Road in Halaleva this morning, Tuesday November 6, and a driver has been charged with manslaughter by negligence.
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Friday 2 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Victim Service Unit to provide a safe place for victims of crimes, to make their complaints and be interviewed by Police Officers, was opened at the Nuku’alofa Central Police Station on November 1.
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Thursday 1 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 28-year-old man from Fasi was found dead in his bedroom yesterday morning, October 31. Police ruled out any suspicious circumstances while awaiting the results of an inquest to confirm the cause of death.
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Tuesday 30 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six men accused of manslaughter, including five Tongan police officers and one detainee, are expected to appear at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate’s Court this week on Friday, November 2.
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