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Results for Illicit Drugs

Friday 6 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven men and a woman were arrested on charges of illicit drugs possession at different locations in Tongtapu on March 4.
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Wednesday 19 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 52-year-old man was arrested on February 15 at a home in Hauloto, Tongatapu with methamphetamine and cannabis.
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Friday 7 February 2020
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven people have been arrested in the seizure of 37.44 grams of methamphetamine and cannabis at a home in Vaini on February 6.
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Thursday 6 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Filipe Jr and a co-accused pleaded not guilty to illicit drug charges, when they appeared for the first time at the Supreme Court on February 6.
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Tuesday 4 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine people were arrested with methamphetamine and cannabis, at six different locations in Tongatapu. This part of an ongoing drugs operation by Tonga Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce, to crack down on illicit drugs.
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Monday 3 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Epeli Taione (40) and two other men who have been charged with possession of illicit drugs, appeared at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court on February 3.
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Tuesday 28 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four people have been arrested and charged, in the seizure of more methamphetamine and cannabis at two different locations in Tongatapu.
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Friday 24 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The illicit drugs case against Sione Filipe Jr is set to be called for the first time on February 6, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 12 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six arrests were made after the seizure of illicit drugs in various locations in Tongatapu over the past two-weeks.
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Monday 25 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fighting illicit drugs through awareness was the theme of Law Week held in Nuku'alofa, to tackle an ongoing problem, which has seen more than 300 drugs arrests, since 2018.
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Friday 22 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Mangisi (60) was sentenced to 12-years six-months imprisonment for possession and attempting to export 1.9 kilograms methamphetamine, when he was arrested at Fua‘amotu International Airport, in 2018. The offender was a mastermind and a deterrent sentence was required “to protect society from offenders who participate in and promote this evil trade," said the judge.
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Tuesday 19 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Cabinet has changed its mind and rejected a proposal from “the Brown Group” to cultivate hemp in Tonga, the Prime Minister's Office announced this afternoon.
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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 20 people were arrested by Tonga Police, in relation to illicit drugs and drink driving, in a combined operation over the weekend in Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 30 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 55-year-old man from Kolofo’ou was arrested with 14 packs methamphetamine on September 25.
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Tuesday 3 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police seized 4,847 live bullets, allegedly smuggled, at a location in Ma’ufanga, as well as illicit drugs from other locations, during a police operation from August 30 to September 1, in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 24 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A police officer charged with accepting bribery in relation to the Sione Filipe Jr. case remains in custody with his bail to be reviewed on July 26.
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Tuesday 16 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Filipe Jr. was arrested on Monday, July 15 in relation to illicit drugs, Tonga Police confirmed this afternoon.
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Tuesday 16 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siua Sekona is a co-accused charged with Sione Filipe Jr in relation to the seizure of 242 grams of cannabis seeds brought into Tonga, at Fua’amotu International Airport in March, confirmed Police Prosecution.
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Friday 5 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A bail hearing for Paula Naitoko (59) the Senior Customs Officer charged in the major seizure of illicit drugs in April at the Queen Salote Wharf had his case adjourned to July 12.
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Wednesday 3 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight people were arrested with packs of methamphetamine, cash and bullets on July 1, in ongoing illicit drugs operations by Tonga Police.
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