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Wednesday 20 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 20-year-old man was confirmed to have committed suicide in Ha’ano, Ha’apai over the weekend.
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Tuesday 12 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Tonga Police Motorcycle Squad will be deployed to enhance Police capabilities in escort and close protection duties, as well as in traffic and road safety enforcement. The third Police Motorcycle Squad received their certificates this month, after completing a three-weeks Level 1 Motorcycle Training Program.
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Friday 8 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An inquest has ruled that the death of a 69-year-old man in a cell at the Mu'a Police station was a suicide.
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Thursday 7 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s new Police Commissioner, Shane McLennan, presented his credentials to King Tupou VI at the Royal Palace, in Nuku’alofa on 30 June.
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Wednesday 6 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 69-year-old man from Lapaha who was detained in police custody at the Mu’a Police Station was found dead in a cell on Monday morning, 4 July. Police said circumstances indicated suicide.
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Tuesday 28 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four men have been arrested in a raid by the Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce at a residence in Vaololoa on 21 June.
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Tuesday 21 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Netane Nimo (26) is the driver who died from the road accident on Taufa‘ahau Road at Veitongo on Saturday night, 18 June. This is the fourth road fatality so far for the year.
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Tuesday 21 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 26-year-old man died on Saturday night, 18 June from a road accident on Taufa‘ahau Road at Veitongo. This is the fourth road death in Tonga this year.
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Thursday 9 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men were arrested and charged with possession of cannabis and a utensil, during a routine police road-stop on 6 June.
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Thursday 9 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 41-year-old man who attempted suicide at ‘Utungake in Vava’u is in a stable condition at Vaiola Hospital, after being transported to Tongatapu on an emergency medical flight.
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Wednesday 8 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 28-year-old man was charged with causing grievous bodily harm in relation to the stabbing of another man with a knife at Ha’ateiho on Friday night, 3 June.
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Thursday 2 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's former Acting Commissioner for Tonga Police, Brigadier Lord Fielakepa was presented with a token of appreciation for his guidance over the past year in the role. The newly appointed Tonga Police Commissioner Shane McLennan made the presentation with Tonga Police executives on 1 June.
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Tuesday 24 May 2022
Shane McLennan

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s new Police Commissioner Shane McLennan was sworn in on 19 May in Nuku’alofa. Acompanied by his wife Sharron, he presented his credentials to the Prime Minister and Minister for Police. Hon. Hu’akavameiliku. Commissioner McLennan is the first Australian to be appointed to the role.
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Thursday 19 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-year-old male from Tofoa has been arrested regarding the burglary and theft of $75,121 pa'anga from the offices of Tonga Post in 2021.
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Friday 13 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Police Commissioner designate Rodney McLennan, otherwise known as Shane, is expected to be sworn in, after he completes his seven-days quarantine in Nuku'alofa next week.
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Tuesday 3 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five people have been arrested and charged in relation to drug busts at different locations. A 27-year-old man was arrested with 28.69 grams of cocaine in Ha'alaufuli in Vava’u.
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Friday 22 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have arrested a 30-year-old woman from Pili in relation to the death of a 40-year old-male pedestrian, in a hit and run incident at Fasi on Tuesday, 19 April.
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Wednesday 20 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A couple were arrested in Ma’ufanga with nine packs containing 0.29 grams of methamphetamine and $300 cash on Thursday, 14 April. Four others were arrested with drugs utensils, at different locations on Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 19 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleven people were arrested and charged in the seizure of illicit drugs, cash and drug utensils at different locations in Tongatapu from April 8-11.
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Tuesday 5 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cause of death of a New Zealand couple in Vava'u, was electrocution and was likely accidental, a formal inquest conducted during the weekend has found.
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