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Senior Customs Officer arrested for seizure of drugs

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 29/04/2019

Customs officers are now monitoring closely all shipments at the border following the seizure of the huge amount of illicit drugs last week.

CEO of Customs Kelemete Vahe says, all staff have to inspect thoroughly all shipments especially from the US.

Last week the Drug Taskforce seized 6.7 kilograms of methamphetamine through a shipment from the United States of America.

Also found in the shipment were illegal firearms with ammunitions.

A senior Customs officer was arrested and charged with nine charges for abetting the importation of illegal firearms and ammunition.

He is remanded in police custody while investigation continues.

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