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A suspended police officer among 7 arrested by Police with drugs

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 06/09/2019

A suspended police officer is one of 7 people Police arrested with illicit drugs on Tuesday in an ongoing drug operation targeting suppliers of illicit drugs.

One woman and six men were arrested and 20.85 grams of methamphetamine, 2 grams of cocaine and drugs utensils were seized by police from two locations at Ngele’ia and ‘Anana.

Information received from Police states that the seven arrested were;
– a 40-year-old man from Ma’ufanga
– a 37-year-old man from ‘Amaile
– a 36-year-old man from Ngele’ia
– a 35-year-old man from Fanga
– a 34-year-old man from Mataika
– a 25-year-old man from Ngele’ia
– a 24-year-old woman from ‘Amaile

The Deputy Police Commissioner Pelenatita Fe’ao Vaisuai said, “This is a significant seizure, which has a potential to cause serious harm to our local community.”

Police continues to work hard and smart through education and strict enforcement in its drive to disrupt the supply of illicit drugs and to reduce the harm to our community.

DPC Vaisuai says she wants to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of staff who were involved in the seizure, and their commitment to intercepting the supply of this harmful drug, keeping our communities safe and protected.

She urges anyone who has information on drug dealing in our communities to contact Police.

All accused persons are in police custody.

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