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Friday 8 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A dramatic increase in drugs related arrests in Tonga along with large amounts of Class A drugs seized over the last three years, are shown in statistics presented by Tonga Police this week.
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Wednesday 6 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI today in Tonga's first National Symposium on Illicit Drugs said the problem of illicit drugs is a national issue that requires an urgent integrated national response. Educating everyone on the effects of illicit drugs was a priority. "Our government must allocate and prioritize finances towards this important endeavour as a matter of urgency," the king said.
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Tuesday 21 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI will open a two-day National Symposium on Illicit Drugs on October 6, aimed to develop a way forward in Tonga's fight against illicit drugs.
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Wednesday 15 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty kilograms of methamphetamine, exported from Tonga to New Zealand in a refrigerated food container, was seized in a joint operation by police and customs taskforces. There have been six arrests: one in Tonga and five in New Zealand, Tonga Police announced today.
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Monday 13 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 32 year old man was shot in the arm by the Police, after he allegedly used a .22 handgun to point and shoot at Police, during the raid of a suspect's home at Hala'ovave, Tongatapu, yesterday, September 12.
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Friday 27 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 21 people have to date been arrested and charged in relation to the estimated 14 kilograms of cocaine seized in Vava’u, after two people were arrested at Ta'anea, Vava'u on August 23.
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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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Friday 28 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new cyclone-resilient three-classroom building for Tonga Police College was opened today, 28 May, as part of a multi-million pa'anga recovery program for schools damaged by Tropical Cyclone Gita in 2018.
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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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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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