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Results for firearms offences

Thursday 27 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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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Friday 14 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Tuesday 22 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Tuesday 22 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sefanaia Palelei of Halaleva has been identified as the shooter in the killing of Nuku'alofa businesswoman Mosimani Helu (50) at her home in Kolofo'ou yesterday, January 21.
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