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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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Wednesday 24 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have seized a large amount of a substance believed to be methamphetamine imported at Queen Salote Wharf in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 23 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A major drugs operation in Tongatapu resulted in the arrest of 16 men and 1 woman over the Easter holiday weekend.
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Tuesday 2 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five were arrested in possession of methamphetamine, including two teenage boys during a drug bust by the Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce at Kahoua and Ma'ufanga on April 2.
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Wednesday 12 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 54-year-old man of foreign nationality was arrested with methamphetamine and cash on Saturday morning, December 8 at his residence, the former Good Samaritan Inn in Kolovai.
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Monday 10 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man who admitted purchasing and smoking meth, after pleading guilty to possession of illicit drugs, was discharged without conviction after a judge found he had 0.52 grams of methamphetamine left in a small bag, when police searched his trousers pocket. In acquitting Maika Maile (38) Justice Niu considered the amount of meth was “so infinitesimal”.
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Monday 26 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five men who were arrested on November 15 after illicit drugs and a pistol were seized in a vehicle during a police routine traffic stop on Hihifo Road and at a property in Fangaloto, appeared at the Fasi Magistrate's Court on November 26.
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Thursday 15 November 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 41-year-old man was arrested after being found in possession of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $460,000 pa’anga at a home in Kanokupolu on western Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 18 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 27-year-old male taxi driver who was arrested for stealing a 79-year-old Australian visitor's purse on September 10 at an accommodation in Nuku’alofa, was allegedly found with six small packets of methamphetamine.
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Thursday 13 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vainikolo Selu, a serving prisoner, was sentenced to an additonal two-years 10-months imprisonment, after being convicted of possessing methamphetamine and cannabis, which he smuggled into Hu'atolitoli Prison in November last year.
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Wednesday 5 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prosecutions for illicit drugs in Tonga may be in jeopardy, a judge has warned, after discharging a man charged with possession of methamphetamine, due to the prosecution's failure to admit analyst evidence, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa on August 29. Hon. Mr Justice Cato said new legislation is urgently required in Tonga regarding analyst evidence of drug identity or there will be serious consequences for law enforcement and the health of Tongans.
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Tuesday 28 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five men released on bail include a police officer who has been suspended in relation to a drug bust at Ngele'ia.
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Wednesday 15 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A three-day training awareness course on the negative effects of Methamphetamine on crime, families, and the physical and mental health of users was organized by Tonga Police last week as part of its ongoing awareness campaign to combat illicit drugs in the kingdom.
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Tuesday 14 August 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five men including a police officer, arrested during a drug bust at a home in Ngele’ia on Friday, August 10, have been charged with possession of illicit drugs.
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Friday 10 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
John Thorn Ngaue (29) was sentenced to three-years and six-months imprisonment for possession of methamphetamine and cannabis, seized at a home in Kolomotu'a in 2017.
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Tuesday 7 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Epuefi Laimani (34) appeared at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court on Monday, August 6 charged with possession of the illicit drug methamphetamine valued at around $10,000 pa’anga in street value.
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Thursday 2 August 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Methamphetamine valued around $10,000 pa’anga in street value was seized by police at a home in Hofoa, Tongatapu on August 1.
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