Eight suspects in drug bust remain in custody

    The eight suspects arrested in a drug bust in Tongatapu last week appeared at the Magistrate Court this morning and the defendants have been remanded in Police custody.

    They will reappear at the magistrate court on Monday 15.

    The men, aged between 16 – 42, have been charged with possession of cannabis for supply, and unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition.

    As reported in Kaniva News last week the men were arrested after Police raided various locations in Fanga, Fo’ui, Matahau and Sopu seizing 3,222 cannabis plants, more than 20,000 cannabis seeds and six cannabis pot plants.

    Police also confiscated two .22 rifles, ammunition, cash and electronic devices.

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