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Tuesday 13 February 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A senior reserve bank official, Tēvita Nonu Kolokihakaufisi (39), appeared together with his sister, ‘Ana Longolongo Kolokihakaufisi (37) at the Magistrate’s Court in Nuku'alofa, yesterday afternoon, Monday 12 February, on charges related to a haul of 15.657kg of methamphetamine seized by Police on the weekend. Tonga Police estimated the street value of the seized illicit drugs at TOP$15 million.
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Wednesday 7 February 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petelo Le’ohau (33) was sentenced to 12-months in prison, with half the time suspended on conditions, for possession of illicit drugs in two set of offences, including possession of 0.33 grams of methamphetamine.
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Monday 5 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Luo Wopeng (25) was fined $700 to be paid within a month or face two months in prison for possession of arm (pistol) which is prohibited and ammunition without a license.
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Friday 2 February 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Repeat offender, Sione Tu’ifua (35) from Kolofo’ou who is currently serving seven-years imprisonment for serious housebreaking, theft and arson received additional jail time for theft of a delivery truck and items at Ma’ufanga.
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Wednesday 31 January 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A sleep-deprived, unlicensed driver, who nodded off at the wheel after refusing to hand over the driving to another, will go to prison for reckless driving causing the death of her aunt, a passenger, who was sleeping in the back of her car when it crashed into a power pole in eastern Tongatapu.
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Thursday 25 January 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samiu Mafi was ordered to serve a sentence of one-year imprisonment for drugs offences imposed by the Magistrates Court, after his appeal was dismissed when he failed to demonstrate that the ruling was wrong.
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Friday 19 January 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou Seluini Tahilanu (28) was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment with some part suspended for embezzlement of $47,521 from her employer, Tonga Power Ltd. in 2022.
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Thursday 18 January 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pousima Fehoko (27) was sentenced to 21-months imprisonment with parts suspended for possession of illicit drugs, including 1.07 grams of methamphetamine and 27.81 grams of cannabis.
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Wednesday 17 January 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Falakiko ‘Asisi Mafi (43) was sentenced to two-years six-months imprisonment partially suspended for reckless driving that caused the death of his wife in a road crash in 2023.
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Monday 8 January 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siutaka Siua (29) was sentenced to two-years imprisonment for serious causing bodily harm when he stabbed a 20-year-old man on his thigh at Ma’ufanga.
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Monday 8 January 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Venasio Hau (32) was sentenced to four-years and six-months imprisonment, partially suspended, for possession of 27.76 grams of methamphetamine, while his two co-accused received suspended sentences. The illicit drugs were seized after Police received information of it being sold at a residence in Ma'ufanga.
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Wednesday 20 December 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paea Kalisitiane (19) was sentenced to imprisonment for charges including possession of 1.29 grams of methamphetamine at a residence in Tokomololo. Her 24-year-old co-offender received a suspended sentence on a lesser charge.
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Wednesday 20 December 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samiu Pese (40) was sentenced to five-years imprisonment for dangerous driving causing the death of his passenger who was asleep in the open back of a truck, when it crashed in Vava'u.
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Wednesday 20 December 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Pongi (36) is serving 10-months imprisonment for possession of 0.16 grams of methamphetamine seized at Vaini in October this year.
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Wednesday 20 December 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A consistent drug re-offender, Sione ‘Ala (26) was sentenced two-years five-months imprisonment for possession of illicit drugs including methamphetamine, in two separate offences, involving vehicles in Nuku’alofa. 
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Thursday 14 December 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fili Napa’a (31) was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment partially suspended for charges including possession of 329.98 grams of cannabis at Veitongo in March this year.
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Saturday 9 December 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Akimeta Tu’utafaiva (40) was jailed for causing serious bodily harm in a drunken violent outburst at Kolofo'ou, when he injured his 20-year-old nephew, causing a permanent disability on his left index finger. The judge said that it was unclear why the full extent of the dangerous and violent outburst, apparently involving attacks on property and an attempt to injure another with the machete, was not fully indicted.
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Friday 8 December 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Katoa (29) was sentenced to 21-months imprisonment with parts suspended for numerous charges that included possession of illicit drugs, namely 0.65 grams of methamphetamine at Veitongo.
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Friday 8 December 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ma’ati Voni Lino (47) was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment for possession of a firearm and ammunition without a license, and discharging a firearm when he shot a dog in Nukunuku.
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Friday 8 December 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 12th defendant to be sentenced for being involved in distributing a portion of a salvaged shipment of cocaine washed up in Vava'u in 2021, was sentenced five and a half-years' imprisonment, partially suspended, for engaging in dealings with another person to transfer a Class A illicit drug to Tongatapu.
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