The Supreme Court has ordered that money found by police during a raid on a fraudulent Chinese medical clinic in Havelu should be confiscated.
The money was found in the bedroom of Yin Lin Wei who was convicted in 2015 of falsely claiming to be a doctor.
During the raid police found $TP28, 289, US$81 and CYN985.
Mr Justice Cato ordered that the Attorney General convert the money into pa’anga and deposit it in the Tongan Confiscated and Forfeited Assets Fund.
In his report on the case, the judge noted that the application to have the money confiscated under the Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crimes Act 2000 had been made only a day before the two year limitation period was due to expire.