19 people arrested: multiple drug busts keep Police busy until Sunday

    Tongatapu police have been kept busy over the weekend with 19 people including one woman were arrested with illicit drugs, cash and ammo.  .

    Police officers from the Drug Enforcement Taskforce with the assistance of the Tactical Response Group (TRG) and the Dog Unit, executed search warrants at various locations in Tongatapu.

    Police arrested  nine men and the woman with 3.96 grams of cannabis, 44 ammunition and cash on Friday 15.

    On Saturday 16 Police arrested seven men with 14.14 grams of cannabis, 5 ammunition and cash.

    A 40-year-old-man of Lapaha was arrested at Ngele’ia with 21 pack of methamphetamine (14.06 grams) yesterday Sunday 18. A 32-year-old-man from Vaini was also arrested yesterday with 1.17 grams of cannabis.

    All suspects are in police custody while investigation continues.

    Deputy Commissioner Pelenatita Vaisuai said that Police are committed to disrupt and detect the supply of drugs and hold those responsible to account.

    “Police, Partner Agencies and Community together will win this war against drugs and safeguard our children and the future of Tonga from its ill effects,” a Police statement said.

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

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