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Three men and a woman arrested with drugs on Sunday

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 28/01/2020

The Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce arrested three men and a woman on Sunday, with illicit drugs as part of their efforts to disrupt the supply of illicit drugs into the country.

The Taskforce arrested two men and a woman, a 50-year-old and a 58-year-old man from Navutoka and a 21-year-old woman from Talafo’ou from a bush allotment in Matangiake and seized 26 packs of methamphetamine (7.94 grams), and 1 pack of cannabis (2.46 grams), and over $400 pa’anga cash.

All accused are in police custody and to be charged accordingly with possession of illicit drugs.

Acting Deputy Commissioner Tevita Vailea says, this is a significant result as part of the main objective of police operation is to help the community feel safe, and hopes the operation will have a positive effect in reducing drug related harm in the community.

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