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Close to 60 kilograms of cocaine seized in Ha’apai.

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa ,26/06/2018

Police have finally released the information regarding the cocaine seized in Ha’apai.

The Police Commissioner – Stephen Caldwell said 58 kilograms of cocaine was seized from an operation started on June 8th.

The approximate street value of the drugs is $30m pa’anga. Two men in their 20’s were arrested in relation to the seizure of the illicit drugs.

Caldwell emphasizes that the fight against drugs is still a challenge for the country and the Ministry of Police.

He added the need to protect the youth from criminal activities relating to drugs.

The Public are encouraged to contact their nearest Police Station for any suspicious activities relating to drugs.

Police also noted the help from the public and His Majesty’s Navy during the drugs’ operation in Ha’apai.

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