Hihifo man arrested, Police seize nearly $500,000 worth of meth

    Puke tangata mei Kanokupolu mo e faito'o konatapu mefi fe'unga mo e $460,000 'o ka fakatau atu he halapule'anga'.

    A search warrant executed yesterday November 14 at Kanokupolu, Hihifo resulted in Police arresting a man for possession of methamphetamine.

    The 41-year-old man was taken into Police custody with 464 grams of the illicit drugs.

    The estimated street value of the meth recovered is approximately TOP$460,000, Police said.

    Drug sniffer dogs were being used to assist Police during the search.

    “As demonstrated by this arrest, we continue to focus on capturing and prosecuting those responsible for the supply of these destructive drugs that cause harm to our youths, families and our community,” said the Commander of the Central Police Station A/CSP Tevita Vailea.

    Police will continue to work with the community to prevent the harm illicit drugs cause and the ongoing criminal activity associated with their use.

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

    The suspect is in police custody while investigation continues.

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