Four prisoners caught with illicit drugs and homebrew at Vava‘u prison

Puke toko fā pōpula 'i he pilīsone Ha'alefo', Vava'u hili hano ma'u ha faito'o konatapu kanapisi mo ha hopi 'i he pilīsone. Faka'ilo toko ua Vava'u ma'u mo e kava konatapu pea toko ua mei Tongatapu ki he faito'o konatapu

Vava‘u Police have arrested four inmates of Ha’alefo Prison after a crop of cannabis plants was found growing in flower pots within the prison compound, Police said.

Two were charged in relation to possession of illicit drugs and two faced charges of manufacturing prohibited alcohol.

The arrest on Tuesday November 20 came as a result of a Police investigation.

Two prisoners, a 26-year-old man from Ha’alaufuli was arrested and charged with the possession of six cannabis pot plants.

A 29-year-old man from Tatakamotonga, Tongatapu was arrested and charged with possession of five cannabis pot plants.

The two other inmates, a 27-year-old man from Vaini, Tongatapu and a 20-year-old- man from Mataika, Tongatapu were arrested and charged with manufacturing of four litres of homebrew.

Police acknowledge the assistance by prison officers of Ha’alefo Prison which led to the arrest of the 4 suspects.

Police Investigation continues.

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