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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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Friday 5 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 34-year-old Senior Police Constable was suspended from police duty, after he was arrested for domestic violence and child abuse, allegedly committed on his nine-year-old son. Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said Tonga Police must set a high standard for responding to and investigating family violence.
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Friday 29 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lisala Lavemai (28) of Vaini was awarded the Baton of Honour during a graduation ceremony for Tonga Police Recruit Wing 48 on January 28, at the Police Headquarters.
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Friday 29 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The death of a young man (19) whose body was found at a home in Kolovai over the weekend, has been ruled as a suicide.
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Friday 29 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pilima Langi (63) is the woman who died on Thursday, January 28 after the small boat that she was in with 17 others capsized in heavy seas off Foa Island. Tonga Police have opened an investigation into the marine incident.
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Tuesday 26 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 23-year-old soldier who was on-duty at the Makeke Quarantine Facility in Vaini was arrested with cannabis on Monday, January 25.
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Monday 25 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A young man (19) was found dead at a home in Kolovai, over the weekend. An inquest will be held to determined whether it was a suicide.
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Tuesday 19 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The three men arrested in relation to the armed robberies at four Chinese retail shops in Nuku'alofa, have been further remanded in police custody until March. Taniela Pohahau, Rodney Toki and Tuiaki Pahulu appeared at the Fasi Magistrate's Court on Monday, January 18.
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