A 43-year-old woman who used a baby’s diaper to hide methamphetamine was one of three people arrested after Police raided homes in Hoi and Lapaha last week, police said.

Police Drug Taskforce executed three different search warrants which resulted in seizure of illicit drugs, illegal firearms and ammunition as well as cash.

On Monday 14 May 2018 Police arrested a 34-year-old man from Lapaha with two packets of cannabis.

A search of his residence on Wednesday 16 May led Police to seize one pistol gun, one shotgun, a rifle and 123 live ammunition.

Police arrested a 34-year-old-man from Hoi in Nuku’alofa with 0.47grams of methamphetamine on Wednesday 16 at around 10:00am

On Thursday 17 May at approximately 6:30pm police also made an arrest of the 43 year-old-woman with two packets of methamphetamine and approximately $1,300 pa’anga in cash.

The illicit drug and cash were hidden inside a baby’s diaper in a rubbish bag at the suspect’s residence in Lapaha.

Acting Chief Superintendent Tevita Vailea says, “As demonstrated by these arrests by the Drug Taskforce, we are focused on capturing and prosecuting those responsible for the harm these destructive drugs cause to youths, families and our community.

We encourage anyone who may have information about drug related offending to contact their nearest Police station or contact 23417, 25147 or 922.”

All three suspects are in police custody while investigations continue.


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