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Nine people under police custody for drug related crimes

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 04/02/2020

Police arrested nine people from six different locations since Wednesday last week to yesterday morning and seized 3.79 grams of methamphetamine and 144.05 grams of cannabis.

Acting Deputy Police Commissioner says, on Wednesday Drug Taskforce arrested a 39-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman from a residence in Popua and seized 0.93 grams of cannabis and drugs utensils.

Police have charged the 39-year-old man with possession of illicit drugs while the 23-year-old woman has been charged with interference with police investigation.

Last Friday, the Taskforce arrested a 46-year-old man from a bush allotment at Fatai with 0.32 grams of methamphetamine and 128.69 grams of Cannabis.

On Saturday 1st of February the Drug Taskforce arrested two men, a 29-year-old man from Tu’akatakilangi and a 30-year-old man from Ha’ateiho from a residence at Tu’akatakilangi with 15 packs of cannabis (13.99 grams).

This was followed by the arrest of a 34-year-old man from Haveluloto with 7 packs of methamphetamine (2.72 grams) and cash.

The Taskforce arrested three men from two different vehicles and seized 0.75 grams of methamphetamine and 0.43 grams of cannabis with drug utensils yesterday morning.

All nine accused have been charged accordingly and are in police custody to appear at the Magistrate Court at a later date.

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