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Tuesday 28 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Development Bank is being investigated regarding an alleged breach of the Banking Act, Tonga Police confirmed today, 28 May. Responding to a complaint received, the Police conducted a search of the TDB offices on Friday.
Friday 24 May 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six firearms and 12 cartons of ammunition were intercepted and seized by Tonga Customs officials on 22 May 2024. They were found in a crate that also contained personal items consigned to a 38-year-old Tongan female from Halaleva, Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 22 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have arrested 13 people from drug raids at multiple locations in Tongatapu, from 19 to 20 May. The Police also seized forty-two (42) cannabis packs, cannabis leaves, cannabis seeds and drug utensils in these raids.
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Monday 20 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An employee of the Tonga Legislative Assembly has been suspended over their alleged involvement with illicit drugs, pending a formal police criminal investigation, Parliament's Office reported.
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Wednesday 15 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police found no evidence of foul play on deceased body of a 50 year old man who was discovered on the roadside at Tokomololo, on 5 May.
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Monday 6 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of a man who was discovered on the roadside in the Tokomololo area, on Sunday, 5 May, has been identified as 50 year old Kepueli 'Ahome'e from Ha'alalo. Tonga Police warned that photos of the body shared on social media were inappropriate and disrespectful to the family and friends of the deceased.
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Friday 19 April 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 38 year old man from Longoteme was arrested by Tonga Police for recent spate of housebreaking and theft incidents involving the Tonga National University, Vaiola Hospital, and some churches in the Nuku’alofa district. Police have recovered a substantial number of the stolen items.
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Thursday 18 April 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three males from 'Anana were arrested by Tonga Police in response to a video depicting a violent incident that has circulated widely on social media platforms.
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Wednesday 10 April 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Customs officials have seized 137.36 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia that were concealed in a metal drum containing personal items, and intercepted at a customs warehouse in Ma'ufanga on 4 April. They were consigned to a 45 year old Tongan female from Kolofo'ou, Tongatapu, who has been apprehended.
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Wednesday 10 April 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have seized over 17 kilograms of methamphetamine in two separate operations since Friday, with three people arrested on Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 9 April 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police has welcomed 35 new recruits in Recruit Wing 52, on 3 April, 2024, at Nuku'alofa. There are twenty-one women and fourteen men in this new intake.
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Thursday 28 March 2024
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Auckland, New Zealand
Two Tongan Police Officers have trained in New Zealand to become firearms instructors to deliver components of live fire and tactical training in Tonga.
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Friday 15 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 24 year old driver from Havelu charged with reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol causing injuries, when he collided with an oncoming vehicle as he tried to overtake a vehicle in front of him last night, 14 March, at Tofoa.
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Wednesday 6 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven males and two females were arrested on charges related to illicit drugs last week by Tonga Police during multiple police raids at different locations.
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Monday 19 February 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A magistrate has granted bail for a woman, one of two siblings, arrested on 10 February in relation to a police seizure of 15.657kg of methamphetamine in Nuku'alofa. ‘Ana Longolongo Kolokihakaufisi (37) and her brother, a senior reserve bank official Tēvita Nonu Kolokihakaufisi (39), first appeared before a magistrate on 12 February, and were remanded in custody to 16 February. He was not permitted bail and remains in custody.
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Friday 16 February 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Mr Tatafu Moeaki, said today that he was deeply concerned with the involvement in drugs by one of the bank's senior officers, following a drugs squad raid on the bank's offices last weekend.
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Wednesday 14 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleven Tonga Police officers completed two weeks Close Personal Protection training led by Police Trainers from the Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services. There were four Police trainers from the Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services that led the training which aimed at developing the abilities of the eleven Tonga Police officers in protecting and ensuring the safety of visiting foreign dignitaries and VIP guests.
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Monday 12 February 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 15kg of illicit drugs, allegedly methamphetamine, was seized by the Tonga Police drugs squad over the weekend in two raids on a house at Kolofo'ou and an office. Two members of a family, a 39-year old male and his 37-year-old sister were arrested in a police operation code-named Operation Feke.
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Thursday 8 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After a month-long headache investigating the case of a human head that was found anchored to the seabed at Yellow Pier, on Christmas Day, Tonga Police are now seeking external assistance to find the body. Deputy Police Commissioner Tevita Vailea said the investigation was ongoing. While there have not been any new clues, they are now turning to counterparts in Australia and New Zealand for help in figuring out the mystery.
Monday 29 January 2024
Tofua

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of man who fell to his death off a cliff on Tofua Island in Ha'apai, was recovered on Saturday.
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