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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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Monday 4 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The deaths of a New Zealand couple, whose bodies were found at 'Utungake in Vava'u on Saturday, are being investigated by Tonga Police. The deaths were described as “a tragedy” by ...
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Friday 1 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-year-old man from Te'ekiu was arrested by the Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce in relation to illicit drugs, cash and utensils on March 25, during the current COVID-19 lockdown.
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Thursday 24 March 2022
roadblock

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 300 people, mainly on Tongatapu, have been arrested and charged for breaching curfews, not wearing masks or not social distancing, as required under the regulations under the Tonga Emergency Management Act since February 2. Tonga Police said they are assisted by town and district officers and community patrols to report those who breach the lockdown restrictions in villages.
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Tuesday 15 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men have been arrested and charged in relation to possession of illicit drugs and utensils, at different locations on Tongatapu, during the current lockdown due to COVID-19.
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Wednesday 9 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 51-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his twin sister, whom he allegedly stabbed in Falaleu, Vava'u on Saturday, March 5.
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Monday 28 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 53-year-old man died when the car he was driving crashed into a coconut tree on a road travelling from Kahoua to Sia’atoutai on Sunday evening, February 27. A passenger was injured, in the accident which recorded Tonga's first road death for the year.
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Monday 21 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifteen people have been arrested and charged in relation to drugs busts at different locations, during the lockdown due to COVID-19. The largest amount was 5.15 grams of methamphetamine, seized at a home in Havelu.
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Sunday 13 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seventy-eight people have been charged by Tonga Police for breaching the current lock down restrictions in Tongatapu and Vava'u, which have been enforced since Feb. 4 to minimize and prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the community.
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Thursday 3 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two people have been confirmed to have drowned last week in Vava’u, a 17 year old youth, and a 30 year old woman in separate incidents.
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Friday 28 January 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 20-year-old man from Malapo died after he was allegedly assaulted on Saturday, Jan. 22 at Hofoa.
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Friday 31 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce made 32 arrests over the Christmas holiday period between 20-29 December, where a total of 30.48 grams of methamphetamine, 72.74 grams of cannabis, 3.11 grams of cocaine, and drug utensils were seized at various locations on Tongatapu. Most of those arrested are being held in Police custody.
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Wednesday 29 December 2021
white sands

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man from Pea, named as Tali Fatafehi (39), drowned at White Sands Beach on Monday, 27 December, Tonga Police have confirmed today. The victim was swimming with his son and a friend, when strong currents swept the three away from the beach, at around midday on the public holiday. The other two swimmers were rescued.
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