Unregistered car parked by Tongatapu school leads to drug arrest

    Police in Nuku’alofa have arrested a man with illicit drugs after an unregistered car parked outside a school compound in Hōfoa was discovered. 

    The 22-year-old man from Fāhefa was taken into custody at around 3:00 am yesterday morning Tuesday 11.

    While searching the car Police found 10 packs of methamphetamine (3.48 grams), 1 pack of cannabis (0.87 grams), drugs paraphernalia and cash, Police said.

    Police were patrolling the area before the discovery.

    “The Drugs Taskforce during a targeted patrol came across a car with no registration number plate, which was parked on the roadside in front of the Ocean of Light School at Hofoa,” it said.

     “We continue to focus on disrupting the supply of these destructive drugs that cause harm to our youths, families and our community and bring those responsible to account,” the Commander of the Central Police Station A/CSP Tevita Vailea said.

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

    The suspect was in police custody while investigation continues.


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