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Police charged a 42 year old man for possession of illegal firearms

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa,14/05/2018

Police have charged a 42 year old man during the weekend for possession of illegal firearms and for discharging firearm.

This follows shots being fired at an occupant of a parked vehicle in Kolonga on Thursday last week.

In a statement from the Ministry of Police, the Acting Superintendent of the Mu’a Police station – Semi Ve’ehala said, while police were looking in to the circumstances of the shooting they also made an arrest of a 25-year-old man, one of the occupants of the vehicle.

He has been charged for the possession of illegal firearms, ammunitions and drugs.

Police believed that this incident was a drug related case.

Both suspects are now in police custody while police investigation continues.

No one was injured from the shooting incident.

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