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Tuesday 28 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 24 people who were arrested in July and August and charged over the seizure of an alleged 14 kilograms of cocaine in Vava‘u are pending their court appearances. No new arrests have been made.
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Monday 6 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 24 people have been arrested and charged, to date, in relation to the estimated 14 kilograms of cocaine seized in Vava‘u. More cocaine was seized in the latest three arrests in Vava'u and Tongatapu.
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Friday 27 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 21 people have to date been arrested and charged in relation to the estimated 14 kilograms of cocaine seized in Vava’u, after two people were arrested at Ta'anea, Vava'u on August 23.
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Monday 23 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 19 people have been arrested to date and charged in relation to the estimated 14 kilograms of cocaine seized in Vava'u. The four new arrests were made by Tonga Police last week.
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Thursday 19 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cases of five accused charged in relation to the cocaine seized in Vava'u have been adjourned to October 4, at the Magistrate's Court in Neiafu. The other accused remain in police custody. A total of 15 people (12 in Vava'u and three in Tongatapu) have been charged to date.
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Tuesday 17 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men, aged 25 and 44 years, were arrested in Tu'anuku, Vava'u; and a 50-year-old man was arrested in Tatakamotonga, Tongatapu, last week. This brings the total to 15 people, arrested to date and charged in relation to 14 kilograms of cocaine seized in Vava'u.
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Monday 16 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More arrests have been made in relation to the cocaine haul seized in Vava’u, said Tonga Police today.
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Thursday 12 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The three foreign nationals who were arrested and charged in relation to a cocaine haul in Vava‘u, were today released on bail, at the Magistrate's Court in Neiafu. Robin and Brenda Cox, and Calvin Manuceau will be called to appear in court again on August 17.
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Wednesday 11 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cocaine haul seized in Vava’u has been weighed at just over 14 kilograms, with an estimated street value over $5 million pa’anga, Tonga Police said today. Twelve people have been charged in relation to the haul.
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Tuesday 10 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four of the seven accused in Vava'u, including three foreign nationals were denied bail at the Magistrate's Court in Neiafu on August 9. They remain in police custody as investigations continue. Meanwhile, Tonga Police made more arrests last week in relation to the cocaine packages that washed up on Vava'u beaches recently.
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Friday 6 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Magistrate’s Court in Neiafu is expected to hear the cases of those arrested in relation to the cocaine haul that washed up on Vava'u beaches. The cases will be mentioned on Monday, August 9.
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Thursday 5 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three people have been arrested in Neiafu and 2kg of cocaine seized by the Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce, in relation to the cocaine that washed up on Vava'u beaches recently.
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Wednesday 4 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More arrests have been made in relation to the cocaine haul in Vava'u last week. Matangi Tonga understands today the latest arrests included that of a foreign national in Tonga.
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Wednesday 9 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sefo Moala (52) was sentenced to eight years imprisonment for nine counts of possession of illicit drugs, including 41.82 grams of cocaine and 139.3 grams of methamphetamine. “The defendant has been a long-term menace to society," said the judge.
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Thursday 4 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Asaeli Teulilo (32) is serving eight months imprisonment for possessing 1.3 grams of cocaine and 0.1 gram of cannabis. The Lord Chief Justice warned that harsher penalties are expected on any offences committed after November 26, 2020, involving more than 0.25 grams of a Class A drug, because they are deemed as supply.
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Wednesday 3 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Suspended jail sentences were imposed on Kuliti Tongamoa for supplying cocaine to ‘Epeli Taione, who was found guilty of possession. Both maintained their innocence, which was disappointing particularly in Taione's case, said the Acting Supreme Court Judge, “as this sort of behaviour is a sure recipe for re-offending.”
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Tuesday 15 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kuliti Tongamoa, aka “Creed”, who supplied cocaine to a former international rugby player 'Epeli Taione (41) at 'Umusi in January, was found guilty on two counts of supplying illicit drugs; while Taione was found guilty of possession of illicit drugs, in a verdict delivered in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on December 11. They will be sentenced on 19 February, 2021.
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Tuesday 28 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The four men who were arrested with cocaine and cannabis at ‘Umusi on Saturday, January 25 remain in police custody. They will be named on their appearance in court on February 3.
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Monday 27 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four men have been arrested in relation to the seizure of cocaine and cannabis at ‘Umusi on Saturday, January 25.
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Thursday 14 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Methamphetamine, cocaine and cannabis were seized in vehicles parked at Longolongo, Tongatapu, on November 12.
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