Police seize meth, cash in Tongatapu arrest

    A 35-year-old man has been arrested in a house in Te’ekiu after police seized cash, methamphetamine and drug utensils.

    The Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce seized from his residence 49 packs of methamphetamine (4.31g), $1,500 pa’anga in cash and drug utensils. Photo/Supplied

    Police said they arrested the man on March 25 after a search warrant was executed at an address at the village.

    The man is expected to appear in court on charges of possession of methamphetamine for supply and possession of drug utensils.

    “The Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce seized from his residence 49 packs of methamphetamine (4.31g), $1,500 pa’anga in cash and drug utensils”, Detective Acting Deputy Commissioner Halatoa Taufa said in a statement.

    “The suspect remains in police custody while Police completes work towards the charges against him and to appear before the courts at a later date.

    Detective Acting Deputy Commissioner Halatoa Taufa reassures that, “Although we are in the midst of difficult times with the widespread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Drugs Enforcement Taskforce continues its work to bring before the courts those who are involved in distributing and selling illicit drugs, which is affecting our people and communities”.

     Contact Police on phone 740-1660 or 922 and share any information you may have on drug related offence or activities.

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