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Wednesday 22 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 25-year-old man from 'Utulau died on Tuesday, January 21 when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tree on Halaliku Road at around 2:10pm.
Tuesday 21 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lemoto Manu (31) is the driver charged in the death of local businessman during a hit and run incident on Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, on Saturday night, December 28, 2019.
Tuesday 21 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men arrested in the seizure of illicit drugs and illegally importing firearms and ammunition in separate Tonga Police operations in Vava’u, have been released on bail.
Monday 20 January 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand police have confirmed that the shooting death of a 57-year-old Tongan-born mother Meliame Fisi‘ihoi at a Manukau residence last Wednesday, is the second shooting to have occurred at the property, located on Calthorp Close, in the space of just over a month.
Monday 20 January 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah
Taniela Lopiseni Salakielu (23) of Nevada, was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by the U.S. District Court in Utah for the beating death of a father of four children, Rand Hatch (50), in the Utah town of Bountiful in late 2018.
Friday 17 January 2020

Dunedin, New Zealand
Two Tongan seasonal workers, Suliasi Fangatua (30) and Taniela Siale (22), both pleaded guilty to violently abducting and raping a 35-year-old woman in February last year, when they appeared before the Dunedin District Court in Otago, New Zealand yesterday 16 January.
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Thursday 16 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three people were arrested with illicit drugs and illegally imported firearms and ammunition in separate Tonga Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce operations over the last week in Vava'u and Tongatapu.
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Thursday 9 January 2020

Tonga has seen a marked drop in road fatalities, and a decrease in recorded criminal offences during the last year. Tonga Police report that over Christmas and New Year they made 177 arrests - a decrease from 271 arrests the previous year.
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Thursday 2 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was a happy start to 2020 in Tonga with no deaths reported on New Year’s Day from road accidents or violent acts, Tonga Police confirmed today, 2 January.
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Monday 30 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Nuku'alofa businessman died on Saturday night, 28 December, after a hit and run incident on Vuna Road, Fasi.
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Friday 20 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The annual police operation for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays will start on December 23, to prevent crimes and ensure public safety during the holidays.
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Wednesday 18 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A police officer sustained injuries to his hand and foot while apprehending an alleged burglar at a residence in Kolomotu’a on Sunday, 15 December.
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Monday 16 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men were arrested after methamphetamine and cannabis were seized on December 13 at a mechanic shop in 'Umusi.
Thursday 12 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six arrests were made after the seizure of illicit drugs in various locations in Tongatapu over the past two-weeks.
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Wednesday 4 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 62-year-old male driver whose van collided and seriously injured a motorcyclist ‘Alipate Hokafonu (30) on December 2 has been charged.
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Tuesday 3 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 30-year-old motorcyclist from Houma remains in critical condition in Vaiola Hospital after his motorbike collided with a u-turning vehicle on Taufa’ahau Road in Fanga yesterday at around 4:00 pm. The horrific collision was captured by a surveillance video at a retail store at the location and has since gone viral on social media.
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Wednesday 27 November 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand Police today closed their investigation into a death threat allegedly made against Prime Minister Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa on a Facebook post last week, after finding that the person involved was “remorseful and meant no harm”.
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Monday 25 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven Tongan police officers underwent training in cannabis identification, aimed to build Tonga Police expertise in identifying illicit drugs.
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Monday 25 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fighting illicit drugs through awareness was the theme of Law Week held in Nuku'alofa, to tackle an ongoing problem, which has seen more than 300 drugs arrests, since 2018.
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Friday 22 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said today that they take the security of the Prime Minister very seriously, and warned that if threats are made, arrests will follow.
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