One high profile drug case ends in Tonga while another begins

Keisi lahi 'eni fekau'aki mo e faito'o konatapu' ka kuo tuku ange 'e he fakamaau lahi' tu'unga he 'oku lolotonga puke lahi 'a e taha tukuaki'i'. Na'e tukuaki'i 'a Tiuke Mahoni, 55, 'o Ma'ufanga' ki he ma'u mo e mefi, lau'i'akau kenapisi ne teuteu ke ne tufaki. Kuo' ne foki ai ki 'Amelika ke hoko atu ai 'a hono faito'o'.

By Radio New Zealand International Tonga’s Supreme Court has dismissed a high profile drug case on the grounds that the accused is in ill health. Tiuke Mahoni of Ma’ufanga had been charged with possession of methamphetamine and cannabis, as well as attempting to distribute them. But according to a plea from prosecutors, which was also…


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