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A man with dual citizenship arrested at the airport with foreign currencies worth more than $100,000 pa’anga

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa,17/05/2018

Police have arrested a 54 year old Asian man at the Fua’amotu International Airport on Tuesday with foreign currencies worth more than $100,000 pa’anga.

The arrest was made while he was about to depart overseas.

He was found with USD $50000, AUD $10000, NZD $90000, FJD $1000 and Tongan pa’anga.

A reliable source says, the Asian man did not declare the amount of money that he had when he was about to leave the country.

The accused is an Asian businessman in Tonga but he holds a Tongan and Asian passports.

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