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Thursday 23 February 2012
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Two men have been arrested and charged in relation to the seizure of five rifles at Veitongo, Tongatapu, on February 2.
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Wednesday 22 February 2012
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
A quarrel between two prisoners over the size of the portions of a chicken soup lunch at Hu'atolitoli Prison resulted in one male prisoner attacking another with a machete on Sunday afternoon, February 19, according to the Commissioner of Prisons Sione Falemanu.
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Wednesday 22 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's police have suspended issuing any new firearms licenses as a response to the increasing number of armed hold-up incidents in Tonga, but they believe there are many people in possession of illegal firearms.
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Friday 17 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan police are hunting for two armed men, who robbed a Chinese shop at Longolongo on Thursday evening, February 9.
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Friday 27 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

The Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly, Lord Lasike has surrendered another passport to the Supreme Court on January 27, after pleading not guilty to a charge of unlawful possession of ammunition.

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Wednesday 18 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 27-year-old man from Popua was sentenced to eight years imprisonment for theft and housebreaking, after he dressed in disguise broke into a home at 'Utulau in the middle of the night and stole up to $1,500 pa'anga and goods that included jewelry and a laptop.
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Tuesday 17 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four male suspects have been arrested by police in relation to the armed hold-up at Asco Petrol Station on Fatafehi Road, where a 53-year-old male supervisor was shot on his leg on January 6.
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Friday 13 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Kulu (53), from Longolongo is recovering at Vaiola Hospital after an emergency operation to remove a bullet from his left thigh, following an armed hold-up at the Asco Petrol Station on Fatafehi Road, Kolofo'ou, Nuku'alofa on January 6, when he said he was shot from behind.
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Wednesday 11 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shots fired during an armed robbery at a Nuku'alofa petrol station on Friday night injured a petrol station supervisor in the leg, police have reported.
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Wednesday 4 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three young men died in Tongatapu between Christmas Day and New Year's Eve, including two in a fatal road accident that brought Tonga's road toll to 12 for the year 2011 – twice as many as in 2010.
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Tuesday 20 December 2011
Sydney, Australia
A Colombian-led crime syndicate is the second international crime group to have set up in Tonga during the past 18 months, in what the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday, December 17, reported has been a trend for organized criminals to use nations with weak institutions and corruption.
Tuesday 20 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have selected 33 new recruits from 163 Form 6 graduates who applied to the Tonga Police recruitment course this year.
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Wednesday 14 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A diver from Tungua who died from decompression on Friday, December 9, was the second fatality this year from the use of prohibited diving equipment. Two Asian men were charged with two counts each of illegal harvesting of sea cucumbers off-season and using illegal equipment, following the incident.
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Tuesday 29 November 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Tonga Police Community Post was opened at the Fakafanua Centre in Ma'ufanga this morning, 28 November, making it the sixth post in Tongatapu under the Tonga Police Community Policing Strategy, aimed at ensuring a safer community through the police working closely together with the members of the community to crack down on crimes.
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Friday 18 November 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
10-year-old boy died on Friday afternoon, November 11 after drowning at an inland lagoon known as Vai Salisali, at Sopu, according to the Tonga Police.
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Tuesday 1 November 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fatal accident at Pea on Saturday has claimed a third victim. The driver of the car, who had been in a critical condition at Vaiola Hospital, died on Sunday, October 30.
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Tuesday 25 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two people died instantly when the car that they were in went off Taufa'ahau Road at Pea, hit a power pole and crashed onto a tree, early on Saturday, 22 October.
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Tuesday 25 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police searching for a missing 30 year old New Zealand tourist who failed to return from a trek on 'Eua on Friday, reported that the woman had been found alive and well.
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Tuesday 11 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
LOOKING at the future directions of Policing in Tonga is the theme of a Tonga Police, Prisons and Fire Services 42nd Commissioned Officers Annual Conference held from October 11-13, at the Tonga Police Headquarter at Longolongo.
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Tuesday 11 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 62-year-old woman died at Vaiola Hospital after being hit by a van in the driveway of her home at Houmakelikao on October 5.
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