Police arrest 176 people in capital during Easter crackdown

    Drugs, alcohol and robberies kept Nuku’alofa police busy over Easter.

    Police launched a special operation on Maundy Thursday (April 13) to control crime during the Easter break.

    In Nuku’alofa police said assaults and robbery were on the rise.

    Other offences included crimes related to drugs and alcohol.

    Controlling drunkenness has been an ongoing concern for the police.

    Three people were arrested for possession of marijuana.

    A total of 176 people were arrested in the capital.

    Acting Chief Superintendent of the Nuku’alofa Police station, Tevita Vailea, told the Tongan Broadcasting Corporation most offences were traffic related.

    Radio New Zealand reported that most arrests were mostly for drunk driving and drinking in public.

    A number of minor road accidents were reported.

    Most of the people arrested were men.

    Police conducted a similar operation over Christmas. making 159 arrests.

    The main points

    • Drugs, alcohol and robberies kept Nuku’alofa police busy over Easter.
    • A total of 176 people were arrested in the capital.
    • Radio New Zealand reported that most arrests were mostly for drunk driving and drinking in public.

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