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Wednesday 3 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Amusia Mateni was found guilty at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court of possessing 8.08 grams of methamphetamine during a confrontation with a police officer on a road in Ngele'ia. He tried to destroy the illicit drug by tearing the packets in his mouth and throwing it into a puddle.
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Friday 19 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Taufa Latuselu was sentenced to nine-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for unlawful possession of illicit drugs by the Lord Chief Justice who said, had he been charged with supplying or if this offending occurred after the current amendments to the Illicit Drugs Control Act, full suspension would not have been available.
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Monday 25 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Alifeleti Poifi Katoa was sentenced to one-year nine-months imprisonment for possession of 0.34 grams of methamphetamine and 2.74 grams of cannabis, which was fully suspended at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 22 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sesilia Uaisele was found guilty on possession of 0.02 grams of methamphetamine, seized inside her co-accused vehicle at the bus station in Nuku'alofa. “A substantial amount of money was found in her bag and purse. Empty plastic packs were also found in the car. All these items are consistent with items possessed by someone dealing or using drugs,” said the judge, in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 18 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lelei Vaiangina was found guilty on possession of 0.04 grams of methamphetamine seized in a vehicle, parked outside the Central Police Station in Nuku'alofa, earlier this year. He will be sentenced on December 3.
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Friday 2 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine people were arrested with methamphetamine and cannabis from six different locations in Tongatapu, by Tonga Police over the last week.
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Monday 3 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men, including a 31-year-old male police officer were arrested with seven packs of methamphetamine on Vuna Road in an ongoing Police operation.
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Wednesday 29 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven people were arrested with methamphetamine and cannabis in ongoing Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce operations in Tongatapu from July 16-28.
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Wednesday 22 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A husband and wife who pleaded guilty to possession of methamphatamine were sentenced at the Supreme Court on July 20. One received a suspended sentence, while the other was placed on a good behaviour bond. The Chief Justice warned if they continued to live a lifestyle or associate with others that might tempt them to use drugs again, they should “just look at their children and think what it would be to lose them.”
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Tuesday 14 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two people were arrested with methamphetamine by Tonga Police in separate locations in Tongatapu, as Drug Enforcement Taskforce continues to target drug dealers in vehicles.
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Friday 22 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man was acquitted of unlawful possession of cannabis and methamphetamine by a Supreme Court judge, who found the police search unlawful. In addition, prosecution failed to prove the charges beyond reasonable doubt.
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Monday 20 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 37-year-old male prisoner was arrested with methamphetamine at the Hu’atolitoli Prison compound.
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Wednesday 15 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four people were arrested after the seizure of 2.14 grams of methamphetamine at a residence in Kapeta, Kolomotu’a on April 11.
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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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Wednesday 27 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been found guilty of possessing methamphetamine, when Tonga Police interrupted drug dealing activity held at home in Ngele'ia in August, 2018.
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Friday 12 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A bail hearing for Paula Naitoko (59) the Senior Customs Officer charged in a major seizure of illicit drugs in April at the Queen Salote Wharf, had his case adjourned to August 9, in a court appearance this morning.
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Thursday 20 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men and one woman were arrested from two different locations in Tongatapu, allegedly with methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and cash in the ongoing drugs operation by Tonga Police.
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Monday 10 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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 June 17.
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Friday 31 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Drug users are headed to prison or the cemetery, warns Ned Cook, Team Leader for the Salvation Army Alcohol and Drugs Awareness Centre in Nuku’alofa. Some people in Tonga are trying drugs out of curiosity, especially methamphetamine, he told Matangi Tonga this week. “But if you keep experimenting with it, the addiction will grab hold of you”. Unfortunately, the services they provide at present "don't reach those desperately needing help".
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Friday 26 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Senior Customs Officer (59) was arrested by Tonga's Drug Enforcement Taskforce on April 24 in relation to a major seizure of drugs shipped from the USA and intercepted by Customs Officers on April 23 at the Queen Salote Wharf in Nuku'alofa.
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