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Wednesday 29 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Capital punishment as a deterrent for illicit drugs offences, was rejected 38 to 8 by debaters who were invited by the Speaker, Lord Fakafanua, to participate in the first public debate held in the Parliament House in Nuku'alofa yesterday, 28 May. Those who argued for the right to life, said there was not any evidence to show that the death penalty was a deterrent and there were other solutions aside from executions.
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Wednesday 22 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have arrested 13 people from drug raids at multiple locations in Tongatapu, from 19 to 20 May. The Police also seized forty-two (42) cannabis packs, cannabis leaves, cannabis seeds and drug utensils in these raids.
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Monday 20 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An employee of the Tonga Legislative Assembly has been suspended over their alleged involvement with illicit drugs, pending a formal police criminal investigation, Parliament's Office reported.
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Wednesday 6 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven males and two females were arrested on charges related to illicit drugs last week by Tonga Police during multiple police raids at different locations.
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Saturday 8 July 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men were arrested with illicit drugs, live ammunition and cash at a house in Sopu on Friday, 30 June.
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Thursday 4 May 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rajh Kumar (33) received a suspended sentence for attempting to destroy evidence, namely methamphetamine, during a road drug bust by Police at Haveluloto in 2021.
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Saturday 22 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Senior Customs Officer, Paula Naitoko (68), was sentenced on 21 October to six-years imprisonment for importing a substantial amount of methamphetamine and firearms, concealed in a box from the United States in 2019.
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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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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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Friday 1 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-year-old man from Te'ekiu was arrested by the Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce in relation to illicit drugs, cash and utensils on March 25, during the current COVID-19 lockdown.
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Tuesday 5 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A suspended sentence imposed on Manavahetau Fua’eiki aka 'Isileli (43) for possession of methamphetamine and a bullet stands, ruled the Appeal Court on October 1.
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Monday 30 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Asaeli Teuilo and Petelo Tu’ipulotu have been found guilty on a joint count of possessing 0.13 grams of methamphetamine, seized at Sopu on September 18, 2020.
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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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Monday 19 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kautai Moala (38) who is serving five-years imprisonment for possession of 19.49 grams of methamphetamine seized at Ngele'ia, was denied bail pending his appeal.
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Tuesday 4 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paletili Afu (37) was sentenced to four and a half-years imprisonment for unlawful possession of methamphetamine and cannabis, seized at two different locations in Tongatapu. The final 18-months of the head sentence was suspended.
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Wednesday 28 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tangata 'o Pangai (a.k.a. Pinomi Lavemai) was sentenced to 14-months imprisonment for possession of 1.63 grams of methamphetamine. The Chief Justice said, the nature and surrounding circumstances of this offending pointed to a case of possession for the purpose of supply.
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Wednesday 14 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Amusia Mateni (42) was sentenced today to 3 years and six months imprisonment for possession of 8.08 grams of methamphetamine and interfering with evidence that was seized during an altercation with a police officer on a road in Ngele'ia. The judge noted that in the accused’s current state of involvement with methamphetamines with its resultant delusional dishonesty ...“his wife and children may be better off without him.”
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Tuesday 3 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nasif Naushad Ali (55) a Fijian citizen, who currently holds a Tongan residency permit, was jailed for possession of illicit drugs, including methamphetamine seized from his home in Kolofo'ou.
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Friday 18 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four men have been arrested with methamphetamine and cannabis at three different locations in Tongatapu in an ongoing operation by Tonga Police.
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