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Tuesday 28 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tu’utalelei ‘Atuekaho (42) was sentenced to nine months imprisonment, fully suspended, for possession of 0.15 grams of methamphetamine and drugs utensils. He was ordered to do 100 hours of community work. “Given the problems faced by our country as a result of the rise in drug related offending, a first time offender should not expect to walk off without some kind of punishment being given,” said the Judge.
Monday 13 May 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A farmer, Tu’ifua Angilau (37) was sentenced to imprisonment for possession of 1.95 grams of methamphetamine seized inside his vehicle, when Police intercepted him on a road at Tofoa. Part of the prison term was suspended.
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Thursday 2 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sitiveni Tukuafu (28), a first time offender, was sentenced to two-years’ imprisonment with some part suspended for three charges that included possession of 4.78 grams of methamphetamine seized at Hofoa.
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Wednesday 1 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mosese Mafile’o Uasike (39) was sentenced on 23 April to eight months imprisonment, partially suspended, for charges, including possession of 0.99 grams of methamphetamine, in a drug bust at Kolomotu'a in September 2023. He concealed meth inside a vape.
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Wednesday 1 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A father of four, Sosaia Fifita (36) was jailed for charges including possession of 1.16 grams of methamphetamine during a drug bust in Tofoa last year. A repeat offender, his problem with methamphetamine use dated back to 2009. The judge set the starting point at 24 months “in the light of his continued and determined drug dealing.”
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Aisea Havea (35) and Kaniteli Guttenbeil (33) who were caught red-handed sitting in their car with eight small packets of cannabis and a pipe in an open bag between them at Popua, were found guilty of possession and sentenced to jail terms.
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Wednesday 10 April 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Customs officials have seized 137.36 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia that were concealed in a metal drum containing personal items, and intercepted at a customs warehouse in Ma'ufanga on 4 April. They were consigned to a 45 year old Tongan female from Kolofo'ou, Tongatapu, who has been apprehended.
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Monday 8 April 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pita Talanoa (44) was sentenced to nine-years 10-months imprisonment on three separate sets of offences concerning illicit drugs including possession of 24.43 grams methamphetamine, as well as being re-sentenced for a further drugs offence. The judge said Talanoa's offending was remorseless: “He will serve a substantial sentence, because this offending deserves it. ...the public need to be protected from his venal behaviour.”
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Thursday 14 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men were sentenced to six-months' imprisonment, each fully suspended on conditions, for possession of a total of 0.05 grams of methamphetamine seized inside their vehicle at Popua, which was blasting loud music that attracted the attention of Police.
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Thursday 7 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Pongi (36) is serving 16-months imprisonment for drugs offences, after the Supreme Court replaced his original 10-months sentence imposed by the Magistrates Court, in a successful appeal by the Crown against sentence. “That he cooperated with the police I respectfully consider irrelevant when in reality he was caught red handed,” stated the judge.
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Thursday 7 March 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tu’ifua Angilau (36), who was reported to have been selling illicit drugs around Nuku'alofa, was found guilty of possession of 1.96 grams of methamphetamine, when he was arrested after a police car chase in January 2023.
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Friday 1 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Raymond Ngaue (34) was sentenced to one year imprisonment with a portion suspended on two charges that included possession of 89.38 grams of cannabis seized at Sopu in 2023.
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Friday 1 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two repeat offenders were jailed for charges that included cultivation of cannabis weighing 64.55 grams and possession of drugs utensils. While a co-offender received a suspended sentence, on conditions, at the Magistrate's Court in Nukunuku.
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Monday 19 February 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A magistrate has granted bail for a woman, one of two siblings, arrested on 10 February in relation to a police seizure of 15.657kg of methamphetamine in Nuku'alofa. ‘Ana Longolongo Kolokihakaufisi (37) and her brother, a senior reserve bank official Tēvita Nonu Kolokihakaufisi (39), first appeared before a magistrate on 12 February, and were remanded in custody to 16 February. He was not permitted bail and remains in custody.
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Friday 16 February 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Mr Tatafu Moeaki, said today that he was deeply concerned with the involvement in drugs by one of the bank's senior officers, following a drugs squad raid on the bank's offices last weekend.
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Tuesday 13 February 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Drugs offender, Pita Talanoa will be sentenced next month on three charges including possession of 24.34 grams of methamphetamine seized at Veitongo in 2023. His female co-offender who faced one charge was found not guilty due to insufficient evidence.
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Wednesday 7 February 2024
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petelo Le’ohau (33) was sentenced to 12-months in prison, with half the time suspended on conditions, for possession of illicit drugs in two set of offences, including possession of 0.33 grams of methamphetamine.
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Thursday 25 January 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samiu Mafi was ordered to serve a sentence of one-year imprisonment for drugs offences imposed by the Magistrates Court, after his appeal was dismissed when he failed to demonstrate that the ruling was wrong.
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Thursday 18 January 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pousima Fehoko (27) was sentenced to 21-months imprisonment with parts suspended for possession of illicit drugs, including 1.07 grams of methamphetamine and 27.81 grams of cannabis.
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Monday 8 January 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Venasio Hau (32) was sentenced to four-years and six-months imprisonment, partially suspended, for possession of 27.76 grams of methamphetamine, while his two co-accused received suspended sentences. The illicit drugs were seized after Police received information of it being sold at a residence in Ma'ufanga.
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