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Saturday 10 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are having to rethink how to respond to national security challenges, Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said yesterday at his farewell parade, citing “the increasing prevalence of illicit drugs in our community, the threat of the health pandemic, and the ever-present challenges of living in a region with frequent and more intense tropical cyclones.”
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Wednesday 24 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga steps up its war against drugs with a new Tonga Police College Training Block commissioned by King Tupou VI at an official ceremony yesterday, 23 March at Longolongo. Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said illicit drugs are a key security challenge for the country, along with COVID-19 and climate change, and there was a commitment for an additional 100 police officers. At the ceremony the King invested the Commissioner and his wife with Royal Orders of the Crown.
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Thursday 18 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Latu Selu was acquitted of charges, including possession of methamphatamine due to an unlawful search by Tonga Police, ruled a Supreme Court judge who found there was a deliberate disregard of the law.
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Friday 12 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have formed a partnership for policing development under a new Memorandum of Understanding, signed yesterday in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 5 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 34-year-old Senior Police Constable was suspended from police duty, after he was arrested for domestic violence and child abuse, allegedly committed on his nine-year-old son. Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said Tonga Police must set a high standard for responding to and investigating family violence.
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Tuesday 12 January 2021

Nuku'alofa
An arrest has been made in relation to four armed robberies at Chinese shops in Houmakelikao, Kapeta, Tofoa and Maúfanga that began Saturday 9 January 2021. Tonga Police said they were called to respond to incidents involving two men wearing masks who entered the shops armed with a machete and a piece of metal.
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Friday 8 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police arrested 230 people during ‘Operation Finau’ over the Christmas and New Year holidays from 21 December 2020 to 4 January 2021. The Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce also arrested 18 people and seized cannabis and methamphetamine from 16-30 December 2020.
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Wednesday 25 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Lord Chief Justice has awarded damages to a private business and its director, after ruling that Tongan Police officers and civil servants from the Ministry of Fisheries held an unlawful search for sea cucumbers, alleged to have been illegally harvested during the closed season. The police had acted on unreliable and inaccurate information and nothing was found during the search.
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Friday 30 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A senior police officer has been suspended from Tonga Police duty for allegations of assault against a police recruit.
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Monday 26 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged with reckless driving causing the death of a 76-year-old woman, after a collision at Talafo'ou on Sunday, October 25.
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Friday 16 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A couple was arrested with 10.66 grams of methamphetamine ready for distribution at their home in Sopu on October 15.
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Friday 9 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 33-year-old man was arrested with 11 packs of methamphetamine (4.02 grams) on Vuna Road at Ma’ufanga on Wednesday, 7 October.
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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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Friday 21 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Raising awareness about bullying, drugs, and alcohol, Tonga Police recently completed training with secondary schools, youth groups and Community Patrol Posts throughout Tonga.
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Friday 21 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Simione Ikahihifo is the 55-year-old driver whose vehicle collided head on with a vehicle on Hihifo Road last week. He is charged with reckless driving causing death.
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Tuesday 18 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 20-year-old man was arrested for assaulting his 31-year-old girlfriend who remains in critical condition at Vaiola Hospital.
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Monday 27 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A press club for journalists, formed by the new Media Association of Tonga, was launched last Friday, 24 July, at Davina House, Ma’ufanga.
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Monday 27 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 45-year-old man died in a fatal crash on Halaliku Road at ‘Utulau on Sunday, July 26, the second road death for the year.
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Monday 20 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Uasila’a Halasima was found guilty at the Magistrate’s Court in Nuku'alofa for extorting $200 pa’anga from two men of Chinese origin, at Tanoa Hotel in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 15 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men from two different locations in Nuku'alofa were arrested on Monday, July 13 as part of an ongoing Police Operation to disrupt the supply of illicit drugs in the community.
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