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Tuesday 10 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four of the seven accused in Vava'u, including three foreign nationals were denied bail at the Magistrate's Court in Neiafu on August 9. They remain in police custody as investigations continue. Meanwhile, Tonga Police made more arrests last week in relation to the cocaine packages that washed up on Vava'u beaches recently.
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Friday 6 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Magistrate’s Court in Neiafu is expected to hear the cases of those arrested in relation to the cocaine haul that washed up on Vava'u beaches. The cases will be mentioned on Monday, August 9.
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Thursday 5 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three people have been arrested in Neiafu and 2kg of cocaine seized by the Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce, in relation to the cocaine that washed up on Vava'u beaches recently.
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Wednesday 4 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More arrests have been made in relation to the cocaine haul in Vava'u last week. Matangi Tonga understands today the latest arrests included that of a foreign national in Tonga.
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Friday 30 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five more packets of cocaine were seized last night by the Tonga Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce, during a raid of a home in Ha'alaufuli, Vava'u. Eleven cocaine packets, including six handed over to Police this week, have been recovered after being washed up on shore. The total street value of the illicit drugs recovered is now estimated to be over $4 million pa'anga. Police suspect that more of the washed-up drugs are still in the community.
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Thursday 29 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cocaine packages with a street value of around $2.3 million pa’anga have washed up on beaches at Höleva and Ha’alaufuli in Vava’u, triggering a major search for further drugs by Tonga Police and HMAF navy today.
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Wednesday 28 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An 18-year-old boy died on Tuesday, July 27 after injuries sustained allegedly from a sharp object at a home in Nualei.
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Friday 16 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight people have been arrested in Tongatapu with sizeable quantity of drugs including 15.93 grams of methamphetamine and 153 cannabis plants over the last forthnight. This included an 11-year-old boy found with drug utensils at Pahu in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 8 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Uikilifi Lapu’aho (20) from Vaini was the passenger who died early Sunday morning July 4, after a road crash at Malapo near Hu'atolitoli Prison.
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Tuesday 6 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 20-year-old man died on Sunday morning, July 4 after a road crash at Malapo near Hu’atolitoli Prison. Methamphetamine was found on the driver, who is in police custody.
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Friday 25 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven people were arrested by Tonga Police after seizing illicit drugs, including 12.12 grams of methamphetamine and over $21,000 pa’anga at five different locations in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 9 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 29-year-old woman is in stable condition at the hospital in Neiafu, after she was seriously injured in a home invasion on Sunday morning, June 6. A man has been arrested and charged with grievous bodily harm.
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Wednesday 9 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search has been suspended for missing fisherman, ‘Isime’eli Loloma (48) of Kameli, Neiafu, who was lost when he went out diving for sea cucumbers in Vava'u on June 1.
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Thursday 27 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce seized two rifles, cannabis and drugs utensils and arrested seven people from four different locations in Tongatapu last week.
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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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