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Tuesday 28 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 24 people who were arrested in July and August and charged over the seizure of an alleged 14 kilograms of cocaine in Vava‘u are pending their court appearances. No new arrests have been made.
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Monday 6 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 24 people have been arrested and charged, to date, in relation to the estimated 14 kilograms of cocaine seized in Vava‘u. More cocaine was seized in the latest three arrests in Vava'u and Tongatapu.
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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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Monday 23 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 19 people have been arrested to date and charged in relation to the estimated 14 kilograms of cocaine seized in Vava'u. The four new arrests were made by Tonga Police last week.
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Thursday 19 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cases of five accused charged in relation to the cocaine seized in Vava'u have been adjourned to October 4, at the Magistrate's Court in Neiafu. The other accused remain in police custody. A total of 15 people (12 in Vava'u and three in Tongatapu) have been charged to date.
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Monday 16 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More arrests have been made in relation to the cocaine haul seized in Vava’u, said Tonga Police today.
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Monday 16 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 24-year-old man was sentenced today to four-years and six-months imprisonment for causing grievous harm, when he hit a man on the head with an iron rod and then punched another. His co-accused received a suspended sentence for a lesser count.
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Thursday 12 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The three foreign nationals who were arrested and charged in relation to a cocaine haul in Vava‘u, were today released on bail, at the Magistrate's Court in Neiafu. Robin and Brenda Cox, and Calvin Manuceau will be called to appear in court again on August 17.
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Wednesday 11 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cocaine haul seized in Vava’u has been weighed at just over 14 kilograms, with an estimated street value over $5 million pa’anga, Tonga Police said today. Twelve people have been charged in relation to the haul.
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Friday 6 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Magistrate’s Court in Neiafu is expected to hear the cases of those arrested in relation to the cocaine haul that washed up on Vava'u beaches. The cases will be mentioned on Monday, August 9.
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Thursday 5 August 2021

Neiafu, Vava'u
Tonga’s first Life Vest Loaner Station was opened at Houmelei Wharf in Vava'u last week.
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Thursday 5 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three people have been arrested in Neiafu and 2kg of cocaine seized by the Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce, in relation to the cocaine that washed up on Vava'u beaches recently.
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Wednesday 4 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More arrests have been made in relation to the cocaine haul in Vava'u last week. Matangi Tonga understands today the latest arrests included that of a foreign national in Tonga.
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Friday 30 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five more packets of cocaine were seized last night by the Tonga Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce, during a raid of a home in Ha'alaufuli, Vava'u. Eleven cocaine packets, including six handed over to Police this week, have been recovered after being washed up on shore. The total street value of the illicit drugs recovered is now estimated to be over $4 million pa'anga. Police suspect that more of the washed-up drugs are still in the community.
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Thursday 29 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cocaine packages with a street value of around $2.3 million pa’anga have washed up on beaches at Höleva and Ha’alaufuli in Vava’u, triggering a major search for further drugs by Tonga Police and HMAF navy today.
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Wednesday 9 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 29-year-old woman is in stable condition at the hospital in Neiafu, after she was seriously injured in a home invasion on Sunday morning, June 6. A man has been arrested and charged with grievous bodily harm.
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Wednesday 9 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search has been suspended for missing fisherman, ‘Isime’eli Loloma (48) of Kameli, Neiafu, who was lost when he went out diving for sea cucumbers in Vava'u on June 1.
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Thursday 3 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samisoni Tu’i’onetoa and Sitiveni Pomale Moala have both been jailed for grievous bodily harm on two brothers in an altercation in ‘Utui last year.
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Wednesday 5 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 20 participants, including 10 solar PV technicians, attended a renewable energy mini-grid training in Neiafu, Vava’u on 28-30 April as part of resilience development in Tonga.
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Monday 3 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kapuana ‘Unga was sentenced to three-years imprisonment for causing serious bodily harm to a victim using a machete, at Ha’alaufuli, Vava’u in 2020. The judge said, “What you and the people who were with you were doing was most irresponsible and reckless that you did not stop to think of the consequences."
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