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Tuesday 15 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bruno Latu (27) was sentenced to three-years imprisonment for 0.17 grams of methamphetamine. This is a serious case because he was dealing drugs, while operating a panel beating business as a front, said the Supreme Court judge.
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Monday 14 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Atapani Pangi was found guilty of possessing 183.3 grams of cannabis, while co-accused Manu Huni was convicted of permitting the use of his house at Fo'ui for this offence in 2020.
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Thursday 10 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Malolo (45) was sentenced to eight-months imprisonment for possessing 62.05 grams of cannabis and utensils seized at his home in Tatakamotonga, in 2020. Under an amendment to the Illicit Drugs Act, now drugs over seven grams must be sentenced as supply.
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Wednesday 9 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sefo Moala (52) was sentenced to eight years imprisonment for nine counts of possession of illicit drugs, including 41.82 grams of cocaine and 139.3 grams of methamphetamine. “The defendant has been a long-term menace to society," said the judge.
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Tuesday 8 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The police seized 4.69 grams of methamphetamine and arrested 13 men and two women aged 22 to 46-years -old at Kolofo’ou, Ha’ateiho, Tofoa and Ma’ufanga in Tongatapu between May 24-31.
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Thursday 3 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kautai Moala (38) and Tevita 'Alatini (37) have been jailed for possession of methamphetamine seized in Ngele'ia on September 3, 2019. “A pre-sentence report made really appalling reading that Moala is identified in the community as a supplier of drugs and uses young boys from the community to run drugs for him,” said the Supreme Court judge.
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Friday 28 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Songo’imoli (40) of Popua was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment for possession of 0.08 grams of methamphetamine. This was fully suspended at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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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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Tuesday 25 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou Saulala Haupeakui (27) was sentenced today to a suspended sentence of nine-months imprisonment for possessing 0.46 grams of methamphetamine, seized at Kolomotu'a in 2020. The judge said the producers, suppliers and dealers of the drugs needed “young foolish persons like you to sell the drugs for them”.
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Tuesday 25 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Faka’osi Katoa (43) was sentenced to 15-months imprisonment for possession of methamphatamine and cannabis, seized in two separate incidents in 2019-20.
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Monday 24 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Na’a was sentenced to serve one-month imprisonment for possession of 0.99 grams of cannabis. He is currently serving six-years nine-months imprisonment for grievous bodily harm.
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Monday 24 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Repeat drug offender, Pangi Puloka (47) was sentenced to three-years one-month imprisonment for possession of illicit drugs, including 6.71 grams methamphetamine, at two separate incidents in 2019-20.
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Friday 21 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Maka Latu (35) was sentenced today to eight-years imprisonment for 16 offences, including possession of 50.22 grams of methamphetamine. In one incident he had resisted arrest and Police shot the tyres of his vehicle. "In my view, those who import, manufacture, distribute or supply illicit drugs are currently one of the greatest threats to the physical, mental and spiritual health of the people of Tonga and its social fabric and cohesion." said the Chief Justice.
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Friday 14 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Tupou received a fully suspended sentence for possession of 0.041gm of methamphetamine. While, ringleader and co-offender was jailed this week for possession of a substantial amount of drugs, seized in their vehicle.
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Thursday 13 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kelikupa Maile (34) was sentenced today to 30-months imprisonment for possession of a substantial amount of methamphetamines and some cannabis, seized in a vehicle by Tonga Police.
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Wednesday 12 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Angilau Palanite received a fully suspended sentence for possession of 0.12 gram of methamphetamine seized at Puke on September 14, 2020. Police received information that he was driving around selling illicit drugs. The defendant admitted his hopelessness of the life he was leading in drugs.
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Monday 10 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Epuefi Laimani was sentenced to five and a half years imprisonment for possession of 5.15gms of methamphetamine, 3.59gms of cannabis, while offering cash as bribes to a police officer. The court found that he intended to sell the illicit drugs.
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Wednesday 5 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Woody Kalekale (52) was sentenced to eight-months imprisonment for possession of illicit drugs, which was fully suspended on conditions.
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Friday 30 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cannabis was seized from a 40-year-old man, who had returned from 'Eua, at Faua Wharf today. Between April 19-30 seven people have been arrested and charged, after Tonga Police seized methamphetamine and cannabis at six different locations in Tongatapu.
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Friday 30 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Salesi Fa’aoa (a.k.a. Mahelofa Tuputau) was sentenced to nine-months imprisonment for possession of 0.3 grams of methamphetamine and 22 rounds of .22 calibre ammunition, seized by Tonga Police after receiving information that he was selling illicit drugs from his car.
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