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stealing of Kava Plants on the rise

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 26/10/2017

 

Stealing of Kava plants is on the rise throughout Tonga.

 

Last week Police recorded 2  different complaints from Vava’u and Tongatapu.

 

In Vava’u, police received a complaint from a 66 year old man from Neiafu saying that 22 kava plants was stolen from his tax allotment which worth more than 6thousand pa’anga.

 

On the 19th of this month a 48 year old man from ‘Utulau filed a complaint regarding 62 kava plants that was stolen from his tax allotment in Masilamea worth more than 10 thousand pa’anga.

 

No one has been charged on the matter and investigations continues.

 

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