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Tuesday 12 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paea Leka was sentenced to two-years six-months imprisonment (fully suspended) for possession of 5.23 grams of methamphetamine and 0.72 grams of cannabis, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 12 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lelei Vaiangina (54) was sentenced to nine-months imprisonment, fully suspended for possession of 0.04 grams of methamphetamine seized outside a vehicle at the Nuku'alofa (Central) Police Station last year.
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Monday 11 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Tui’one Pulotu (47) will continue serving his prison term for serious indecent assaults committed on a woman in Tongatapu, after his application to appeal against sentence was refused by the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 24 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Toomas Liiv from Estonia was sentenced by the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court to two-years imprisonment, which was fully suspended on charges, including possession of 67.12 grams of cannabis seized at Puke in 2019.
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Monday 21 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 44-year-old man who was sentenced to 16-months imprisonment for possession of illicit drugs, including 2.21 grams of methamphatamine, got his sentence fully suspended, and identity suppressed. He was a police informant who assisted in the seizure of other illicit drugs. The Crown counsel denied that there was any agreement for immunity for prosecution in return for the defendant's assistance
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Friday 18 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repeated drug offender Vainikolo Selu has been jailed for two-years nine-months at Hu'atolitoli Prison.
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Tuesday 15 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kuliti Tongamoa, aka “Creed”, who supplied cocaine to a former international rugby player 'Epeli Taione (41) at 'Umusi in January, was found guilty on two counts of supplying illicit drugs; while Taione was found guilty of possession of illicit drugs, in a verdict delivered in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on December 11. They will be sentenced on 19 February, 2021.
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Saturday 12 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice, Sione Vuna Fa‘otusia was arraigned at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court today on two charges, including interference with the course of justice, in a dispute over a stolen cow in January 2019.
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Wednesday 9 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shalina Kumar (23) from Fangaloto was sentenced to six-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for charges, including possession of 0.06 grams of methamphatamine.
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Tuesday 8 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Inoke Hu’akau (39) received a suspended sentence for charges, including possession of 0.06 grams of methamphetamine seized at a home in Kapeta, earlier this year.
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Wednesday 2 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Muimui He Lotu ‘Amaka (33) and Sione Moli (34) were sentenced to nine-months imprisonment each for possession of 0.25 grams of methamphetamine and 0.24 grams of cannabis at Nukunuku.
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Wednesday 2 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Harris Isbell Satini (45) was sentenced to two-years three-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for possession of 1.32 grams of methamphetamine seized at Vaini.
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Monday 30 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Simione Ikahihifo (55) pleaded guilty last week to causing the road death of ‘Aisea Kaifa (66) on Hihifo Road at Sia'atoutai in August this year.
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Monday 30 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Feinga ki he Lotu Fanguna who was convicted of importing a .22 rifle without a licence, which he ordered from the United States was fined $500 pa’anga, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court. He had applied for a licence which was issued to him, after he was arrested on this offence.
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Monday 30 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou Le’okava Tafuna (38) was sentenced to six-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for possession of 0.4 grams of methamphetamine seized at Longolongo.
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Thursday 26 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Penisimani Angilau was sentenced to nine-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for possession of 0.75 grams of methamphetamine seized at Tokomololo. He told the Court he is homeless and was delivering the illicit drug for a friend.
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Thursday 26 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Finau Pomale (47) was sentenced to eight-months imprisonment for possession of 0.6 grams of methamphetamine and 8.40 grams of cannabis at Fatai this year. The sentence was fully suspended on conditions.
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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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Wednesday 25 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Daniel Bruno Moimoi (35) received a suspended sentence today at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court after his conviction on charges including the possession of 225.67 grams of cannabis seized at Tofoa, in 2019.
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Thursday 19 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An administrative decision by the Minister for Infrastructure and Tourism, Hon 'Akosita Lavulavu to decline whale watching licenses for six licenced operators was quashed by Lord Chief Justice Whitten, who found her decision had erred in law and “it was so manifestly unreasonable, no reasonable minister could have reached it”.
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