More illicit drugs seized from in Tongatapu
Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa,22/05/2018
The seizure of illicit drugs in Tongatapu is on the rise despite Police’s efforts to stop these illegal activities.
The Acting Chief Superintendent of the Nuku’alofa Police Station – Tevita Vailea says, last week, three people were arrested from the Eastern District with illicit drugs and firearms.
On Monday, a 34 year old man from Lapaha was arrested with two packets of cannabis.
On Wednesday, the investigation continued to his residence with a search warrant and seized three firearms, namely one pistol gun, a shotgun and one rifle.
Police also seized 123 live ammunitions from his residence.
On the same Day, Police arrested a 34 year old from Hoi in the Nuku’alofa area with methamphetamine weight point 47 of a gram.
On Thursday evening, Police arrested a 43 year old woman with two packets of methamphetamine and cash approximately TOP$1300 pa’anga.
The drugs were hidden in a rubbish bag in Lapaha.
All the three suspects are in Police custody while investigations continue.
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