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Saturday 26 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 53-year-old man was arrested in his vehicle for selling illicit drugs, in which quantities of methamphetamine and cannabis were seized in a police raid at Popua on 24 November.
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Monday 21 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siaosi Brown (22) was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment for possession of 222.69 grams of cannabis seized at a home in Fanga.
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Tuesday 15 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men were arrested in Hihifo District this morning, accused of being in possession of cannabis and an unlicensed shotgun, Tonga Police reported.
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Saturday 1 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siaosi Brown (31) was found guilty of possession of illicit drugs, namely 222.69 grams of cannabis seized during a police search at a residence at Fanga. He will be sentenced on 11 November. In delivering his verdict Mr Justice Cooper was critical of the Crown prosecution's attempts to to call a convicted drug user to attempt to undermine the evidence of two police officers. “That sort of error needs to be properly understood so it is not repeated,” he warned.
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Monday 1 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sitaleki Tu’itavake (48) was sentenced to four and a half-years imprisonment for possession of 2.87 grams of methamphetamine 
and 3,153.7 grams of cannabis in two separate incidents. The judge declined to suspend any part of the sentence. "All his recent history demonstrates a flagrant disregard for the law and the opportunities afforded to him for rehabilitation. With his escalating drug offending, he is also becoming a risk to himself and the community,” he said.
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Tuesday 26 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nganga e Hau Lao (55) received a suspended sentence of one year for cultivation of 43 cannabis plants seized at his home in Tatakamotonga. Police raided the defendant's home address and found him sitting on the floor of his living room reading the bible. The cannabis plants were found growing behind his home.
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Tuesday 28 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four men have been arrested in a raid by the Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce at a residence in Vaololoa on 21 June.
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Thursday 9 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men were arrested and charged with possession of cannabis and a utensil, during a routine police road-stop on 6 June.
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Thursday 2 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Epuefi Laimani (37) who was sentenced to five and a half years imprisonment for possession of illicit drugs, including 5.15 grams of methamphetamine, while offering cash as bribes to a police officer, was successful in his appeal and got his sentenced reduced to three-years.
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Tuesday 10 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Tupou was sentenced to three-years and ten-months imprisonment for possession of illicit drugs, in two offences committed last year on Tongatapu.
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Friday 22 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou Tafuna (39) was acquitted on four counts that included possession of 6.78 grams of methamphetamine and permitting the use of his house in Sopu for drug dealing, after it was not proven beyond reasonable doubt at the Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 19 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleven people were arrested and charged in the seizure of illicit drugs, cash and drug utensils at different locations in Tongatapu from April 8-11.
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Friday 18 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ernie Fotu (43) received a suspended sentence for possession of 15.54 grams of cannabis at the Magistrate Court.
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Friday 31 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce made 32 arrests over the Christmas holiday period between 20-29 December, where a total of 30.48 grams of methamphetamine, 72.74 grams of cannabis, 3.11 grams of cocaine, and drug utensils were seized at various locations on Tongatapu. Most of those arrested are being held in Police custody.
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Thursday 16 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A prisoner at Hu'atolitoli Prison was charged with possession of cannabis last week, and another charged with cultivation, while in a separate incident, a man from Matangiake was arrested after Tonga Customs seized a hand gun and ammunition that was imported to Tonga.
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Thursday 28 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Moli (35) was sentenced today to three-years imprisonment for possession of 6.91 grams of methamphetamine seized by Tonga Police, after receiving information that he was selling from his home in Nukunuku. Another nine-months was added for his breach of his suspension on the previous case. A co-offender received a suspended sentence.
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Wednesday 20 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siueli Angilau (42) received a suspended sentence today for possession of 0.55 grams of methamphetamine and cannabis weighing 267.83 grams, at Fanga. Police received information that drugs were being sold from there.
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Friday 15 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Okusitino Langi (47) who has an extensive criminal history, was sentenced today to six-years three-months imprisonment for possession of substantial illicit drugs, including 43.85 grams of methamphetamine at Hala’ovave. The prosecution said the amount of methamphetamine seized was substantial, 
the dealer bags and other drug-related utensils and cash found indicated a commercial enterprise.
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Thursday 30 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lafitani Mahe who is currently serving a prison term for housebreaking and theft received an additional time for possession of illicit drugs, after being sentenced at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today. His co-accused received a suspended sentence.
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Friday 24 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rick Riechelmann (60) was sentenced to 21-months imprisonment for possession of cannabis seized at his home in Fangaloto. The sentence was fully suspended after the judge considered the health issues the defendant faced. The defendant admitted he was smoking cannabis for pain relief and taking it palliatively.
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