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Teacher charged for cultivation of cannabis

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 03/07/2019

Police have charged a 42 year old male teacher in ‘Eua High School who was arrested last week for cultivation of cannabis.

Police arrested the teacher who is from Tufuvai ‘Eua, with 51 cannabis plants.

Deputy police commissioner stated in 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 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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