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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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Wednesday 20 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ninety-seven people were arrested and charged mostly for drinking alcohol and disorderly behaviour in public places, during and after special celebrations for the Tonga Invitational Rugby League (Kau To’a) on November 15.
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Tuesday 19 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Methamphetamine and cannabis have been seized and three people arrested by the Tonga Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce, in an ongoing operation targeting dealers, who sell drugs from their vehicles.
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Sunday 17 November 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah
A Salt Lake City jury have convicted a female migrant from Tonga, Alavina Florreich (70), of childhood sex abuse against Avrohom Zippel, now a 28-year-old man. Despite there being no evidence of the alleged abuse, the jury were compelled to find Alavina guilty on all counts. She is scheduled to be sentenced early next year and could face life imprisonment, although she plans to appeal.
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Thursday 14 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Methamphetamine, cocaine and cannabis were seized in vehicles parked at Longolongo, Tongatapu, on November 12.
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Friday 8 November 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
Heavy prison sentences were dished out by the New Zealand High Court yesterday, to four men of Tongan and Niuean descent, for importing Methamphetamine into New Zealand from the United States.
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Tuesday 5 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty-six people were arrested and charged with drunkenness and public disorder in the Nuku'alofa Central Business District, during a Tonga Police operation over the weekend.
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