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Wednesday 3 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ue’ikaetau Tapa’atoutai was sentenced to six-months imprisonment for possession of 0.08 grams of methamphetamine and 0.43 grams of cannabis. This was fully suspended on conditions.
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Tuesday 2 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lolina ‘Ofa (24) was sentenced to 15-months imprisonment for numerous counts of forgery and theft of $18,189 pa’anga from a family business. The sentence was fully suspended, at the Nuku'alofa Surpeme Court. "I believe the defendant had mistakenly believed that this idea of taking whatever you want from your fa'etangata would be applicable in her case, but unfortunately the complainant did not share her logic," said the judge.
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Monday 1 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 22-year-old man was sentenced to 15-months imprisonment for serious indecent assault on a teenager which was fully suspended, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 29 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siosifa Fotu (37) is serving an imprisonment sentence of two-years and three-months for possession of 25.5 grams of methamphetamine seized, at Fou’i last year.
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Wednesday 27 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Inoke Huakau (39) was sentenced at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court, to six-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for possession of 0.29 grams of methamphetamine in 2019.
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Tuesday 26 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lafitani Mahe has been found guilty at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on possession of 1.4 grams of methamphetamine seized at Pili.
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Monday 25 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Alifeleti Poifi Katoa was sentenced to one-year nine-months imprisonment for possession of 0.34 grams of methamphetamine and 2.74 grams of cannabis, which was fully suspended at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 22 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sesilia Uaisele was found guilty on possession of 0.02 grams of methamphetamine, seized inside her co-accused vehicle at the bus station in Nuku'alofa. “A substantial amount of money was found in her bag and purse. Empty plastic packs were also found in the car. All these items are consistent with items possessed by someone dealing or using drugs,” said the judge, in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Thursday 21 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Talia’uli Fatongiatau was found guilty of three counts in the seizure of methamphetamine inside his vehicle at the bus station in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 21 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siaosi Makaafi was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment for possession of a cannabis plant, which weighed 48.33 grams. The sentence was fully suspended on conditions, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 20 January 2021
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Le-ata Fashion Boutique & Gift Shop has been ordered by the Supreme Court to vacate the property it rented on Taufa’ahau Road, Nuku'alofa, CBD, as a result of a civil claim brought by the plaintiff, Cocker Enterprises Ltd., the sub-lessee. Lord Chief Justice ordered the defendant to pay the plaintiff damages in the sum of $11,000 and costs of the proceedings.
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Wednesday 20 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Similati Tupou was sentenced to nine-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for possession of 0.01 gram of methamphatamine and 94 blank .22 ammunitions without a license, seized at his home in Pahu.
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Monday 18 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siaosi Kalohihea (28) and wife Louena (25) were sentenced to six-months imprisonment for possession of illicit drugs, which was fully suspended, by a Supreme Court judge who urged Tonga Police to catch the main supplier to stop the “scourge of drugs” in the community. “We need to get the person in Tonga who is receiving the drugs from overseas, to stop the spread of drugs,” he said.
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Monday 18 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 26-year-old woman from Folaha remains in police custody charged with assault and bodily harm of a child, after a post on facebook went viral showing screenshots of an assault on a 3-year-old inside a car.
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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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