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Police arrested 3 people with methamphetamine, cocaine and cannabis

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 14/11/2019

Police on Tuesday arrested 3 people with methamphetamine, cocaine and cannabis as part of their ongoing operation that targets drug dealers who sell drugs from vehicles.

The 3 people includes a 50-year old man from Fangaloto and a 22-year-old woman from Nukunuku from their vehicles that was parked in front of a shop in town, and seized 144.98 grams of methamphetamine, 43.59 grams of cocaine and 12.76 grams of cannabis.

Following this arrest, the Drug Enforcement Taskforce also search the residence of the accused at Fangaloto and seized 85.91 grams of cannabis and drug utensils.

While the search was in progress, a visitor (a 50-year-old man from Hauloto) to the address was also arrested and police seized one pack of methamphetamine (0.35 grams) from inside his vehicle.

All 3 accused have been charged with the unlawful possession of illicit drugs and are in police custody while investigation continues.

 

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