Ngele’ia woman arrested over passport forgery

A 65-year-old woman from Ngele’a in Tongatapu has been arrested on December 10 following  Police investigation in relation to Tongan passports forgery.

The woman was charged with two counts of forgery and knowingly dealing with forged documents contrary to sections 170, 171 and 172 of the Criminal Offences Act, Telesia Adams, Police Communication and Media Oficer said.

“The Accused was released on bail on 11 December 2015 and will appear at the Magistrate’s Court on Monday 11 January 2016″.

“Deputy Police Commissioner Viliami ‘Unga Fa’aoa confirmed that four accused persons have been charged so far in relation to the passport investigation and are now pending trial in courts. The Police are likely to lay more charges as the investigation continues”.

“The Police will not be making any further comments as the matter is now before the Courts”, Adams said.

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