Police apprehended a man with 61 small packs of marijuana after a short chase along Laifone Rd in Kolofo’ou on Tuesday.
He was charged with possession of illicit drug, said Chief Superintendent Tevita Fifita.
Fifita said Police acted on a tip that the accused carried with him the marijuana.
Police believed the detainee intended to sell the drug to tourists from Pacific Pearl who arrived in Tonga on Tuseday
It was likely more charges will be laid against the accused.