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Police seize cannabis plants in ‘Eua and from a vehicle involved in an accident

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 30/10/2019

Police in ‘Eua uprooted 108 cannabis plants from a bush allotment off the Eastern side of ‘Eua on Wednesday 23 of October 2019, after information was received relating to cannabis plants being cultivated in the area.

No one has been arrested in relation to this seizure. Police have requested that anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in this area recently or has any other information valuable to contact them

Following this seizure, the Drug Enforcement Taskforce arrested a 23-year-old man from Fahefa last Saturday with 6.62 grams of cannabis that was seized from his vehicle following a road accident.

Police have charged the accused with unlawful possession of illicit drugs.

Police investigation continues.

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