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High school teacher arrested for possession of drugs

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 28/06/2019

Government representative of ‘Eua – Sunia Havea has raised concern over the safety of youths – after police in ‘Eua arrested a 42-year-old man from Tufuvai ‘Eua yesterday morning with 51 cannabis plants.

Sunia said, he is concern because it is happening to a civil servant – and not only that he is trusted by many parents to look after their children while at school.

Deputy Police Commissioner stated on a Press Release, police located 51 cannabis plants growing inside and outside the ‘Eua High School compound.

The suspect is a teacher at ‘Eua High School and was arrested by Police while watering the cannabis plants.

33 cannabis plants were seized from inside the school compound, and 18 plants were seized from an area immediately outside of the school compound.

The suspect is in police custody while investigation continues.

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