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Friday 16 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight people have been arrested in Tongatapu with sizeable quantity of drugs including 15.93 grams of methamphetamine and 153 cannabis plants over the last forthnight. This included an 11-year-old boy found with drug utensils at Pahu in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 8 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Uikilifi Lapu’aho (20) from Vaini was the passenger who died early Sunday morning July 4, after a road crash at Malapo near Hu'atolitoli Prison.
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Tuesday 6 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 20-year-old man died on Sunday morning, July 4 after a road crash at Malapo near Hu’atolitoli Prison. Methamphetamine was found on the driver, who is in police custody.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven people were arrested by Tonga Police after seizing illicit drugs, including 12.12 grams of methamphetamine and over $21,000 pa’anga at five different locations in Tongatapu.
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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 27 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce seized two rifles, cannabis and drugs utensils and arrested seven people from four different locations in Tongatapu last week.
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Wednesday 5 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 27-year-old man charged with the murder of Polikalepo Kefu (41) is expected to appear on May 19, at the Magistrate’s Court in Mu’a.
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Monday 3 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The murder of a respected Tonga Red Cross communications officer Polikalepo Kefu (41) on Saturday morning has shocked his colleagues and friends who paid tribute to him today as a “shining star” and selfless, tireless, humanitarian and human rights advocate. A 27-year-old man has been charged with his murder.
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Friday 30 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cannabis was seized from a 40-year-old man, who had returned from 'Eua, at Faua Wharf today. Between April 19-30 seven people have been arrested and charged, after Tonga Police seized methamphetamine and cannabis at six different locations in Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 20 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 12-year-old boy has been charged with manslaughter by negligence over the death of an 18-year-old, in an alleged firearms incident on Saturday night, 17 April at Kolomotu'a.
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Monday 19 April 2021

Nuku'alofa
A 12-year-old boy is in police custody following the death of an 18-year-old male from Lapaha in an alleged firearms incident on Saturday night, 17 April, at Kolomotu'a in Nuku'alofa.
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Saturday 10 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are having to rethink how to respond to national security challenges, Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said yesterday at his farewell parade, citing “the increasing prevalence of illicit drugs in our community, the threat of the health pandemic, and the ever-present challenges of living in a region with frequent and more intense tropical cyclones.”
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Thursday 1 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-year-old man from Mataika was arrested after the seizure of methamphetamine and cannabis on March 31 by the Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce.
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Wednesday 31 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men were arrested last week after the seizure of methamphetamine and cannabis at two different locations in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 24 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga steps up its war against drugs with a new Tonga Police College Training Block commissioned by King Tupou VI at an official ceremony yesterday, 23 March at Longolongo. Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said illicit drugs are a key security challenge for the country, along with COVID-19 and climate change, and there was a commitment for an additional 100 police officers. At the ceremony the King invested the Commissioner and his wife with Royal Orders of the Crown.
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Monday 22 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 26-year-old man from Lapaha is being hospitalised from injuries sustained from an alleged machete attack at Lapaha on Sunday morning, March 21.
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Wednesday 17 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 26-year-old man from Veitongo was arrested on March 16 in relation to the assault on Lord Dalgety (76) during an attempted armed robbery at his home in Ha’ateiiho last month.
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Tuesday 16 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine people have been arrested with methamphetamine and cannabis at four different locations in Tongatapu, as Tonga Police continues operations to disrupt the supply of illicit drugs.
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Friday 12 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have formed a partnership for policing development under a new Memorandum of Understanding, signed yesterday in Nuku'alofa.
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