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26 Chinese nationals arrested by Police yesterday

 Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 20/08/2019

The Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce arrested 26 Chinese Nationals for playing games for money or other stakes on Sunday 18 of August 2019, and seized cash of more than $89,000 thousand pa’anga and other foreign currencies in an ongoing police operation.

The 26 arrested includes 17 men and 9 women between the ages of 23-year-old to 65-year-old.

The arrests were made at a building at Tofoa that belongs to a 48-year-old Chinese National, where the Games of mere chance was held.

Police also seized 5 pistol airguns and illegal cigarettes.

All suspects are in police custody while investigation continues.

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