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A 27-year-old woman has been charged with 24 counts for alleged embezzlement, falsification of accounts and theft, valued at $99,000 from her former employer, the Melie Mei Langi Company, ‘Eua branch.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
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Twelve former employees of the Westpac Bank of Tonga, Nuku’alofa Branches who have been charged with multiple counts of embezzlement were released on bail by Magistrate Salesi Mafi yesterday, March 12.
Tuesday 13 March 2012
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A Special Investigation Task Force of the Tongan Police is investigating an embezzlement network at the Nuku’alofa Branch of the Westpac Bank of Tonga, the Acting Police Commissioner Taniela Faletau said that ten former employees have been charged with multiple counts of embezzlement, the highest number of employees to be charged with crime against one private company in Tonga.
Thursday 8 March 2012
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A woman in her late 30’s remains in police custody, charged with causing grievous bodily harm to her husband, and attempted suicide, following a domestic incident at Nukunuku on February 23.
Monday 27 February 2012
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Two men have been arrested and charged in relation to the seizure of five rifles at Veitongo, Tongatapu, on February 2.
Thursday 23 February 2012
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A quarrel between two prisoners over the size of the portions of a chicken soup lunch at Hu’atolitoli Prison resulted in one male prisoner attacking another with a machete on Sunday afternoon, February 19, according to the Commissioner of Prisons Sione Falemanu.
Wednesday 22 February 2012
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Tonga’s police have suspended issuing any new firearms licenses as a response to the increasing number of armed hold-up incidents in Tonga, but they believe there are many people in possession of illegal firearms.
Wednesday 22 February 2012
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Tongan police are hunting for two armed men, who robbed a Chinese shop at Longolongo on Thursday evening, February 9.
Friday 17 February 2012
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The Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly, Lord Lasike has surrendered another passport to the Supreme Court on January 27, after pleading not guilty to a charge of unlawful possession of ammunition.

Friday 27 January 2012 - 1 comment
A 27-year-old man from Popua was sentenced to eight years imprisonment for theft and housebreaking, after he dressed in disguise broke into a home at ‘Utulau in the middle of the night and stole up to $1,500 pa’anga and goods that included jewelry and a laptop.
Wednesday 18 January 2012
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Four male suspects have been arrested by police in relation to the armed hold-up at Asco Petrol Station on Fatafehi Road, where a 53-year-old male supervisor was shot on his leg on January 6.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
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Viliami Kulu (53), from Longolongo is recovering at Vaiola Hospital after an emergency operation to remove a bullet from his left thigh, following an armed hold-up at the Asco Petrol Station on Fatafehi Road, Kolofo’ou, Nuku’alofa on January 6, when he said he was shot from behind.
Friday 13 January 2012
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Shots fired during an armed robbery at a Nuku’alofa petrol station on Friday night injured a petrol station supervisor in the leg, police have reported.
Wednesday 11 January 2012
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Prison wardens recaptured two prison escapees early this morning on the Hihifo Road near Puke in Tongatapu, after a 43 day manhunt.
Tuesday 10 January 2012
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10-year-old boy died on Friday afternoon, November 11 after drowning at an inland lagoon known as Vai Salisali, at Sopu, according to the Tonga Police.
Tuesday 10 January 2012
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Three young men died in Tongatapu between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, including two in a fatal road accident that brought Tonga’s road toll to 12 for the year 2011 – twice as many as in 2010.
Wednesday 4 January 2012
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A Colombian-led crime syndicate is the second international crime group to have set up in Tonga during the past 18 months, in what the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday, December 17, reported has been a trend for organized criminals to use nations with weak institutions and corruption.
Tuesday 20 December 2011
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Tonga Police have selected 33 new recruits from 163 Form 6 graduates who applied to the Tonga Police recruitment course this year.
Tuesday 20 December 2011
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A diver from Tungua who died from decompression on Friday, December 9, was the second fatality this year from the use of prohibited diving equipment. Two Asian men were charged with two counts each of illegal harvesting of sea cucumbers off-season and using illegal equipment, following the incident.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
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A new Tonga Police Community Post was opened at the Fakafanua Centre in Ma’ufanga this morning, 28 November, making it the sixth post in Tongatapu under the Tonga Police Community Policing Strategy, aimed at ensuring a safer community through the police working closely together with the members of the community to crack down on crimes.
Tuesday 29 November 2011
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