Tonga Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce seized two rifles, cannabis and drugs utensils and arrested seven people from four different locations in Tongatapu last week.
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Results for firearms offences
Thursday 27 May 2021
Friday 14 October 2011
In a year that has seen a dramatic increase in armed robberies in Tonga, parliament voted to massively reduce the penalties for the illegal possession of firearms - slashing the maximum penalty from $5,000 to only $1,000 and from five years imprisonment to only one year.
Tuesday 22 January 2008
A 37-year-old man was acquitted in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on Friday, January 18 of attempting to murder his wife with an illegally-possessed .22 rifle, but the jury found him guilty on other charges of causing her bodily harm.