Sun. Dec 8th, 2019

Tonga Police seized methamphetamine, cocaine and cannabis in latest drug arrests

NUKU’ALOFA, 15 NOVEMBER 2019 (TONGA POLICE) — Tongan Police continue to target drug dealers who sell drugs from vehicles with the latest drug arrests of 3 people on Tuesday with methamphetamine, cocaine and cannabis.

The Drug Enforcement Task force arrested 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 Task force 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 three accused have been charged with the unlawful possession of illicit drugs and are in police custody while investigation continues.

Tonga Police are committed to disrupting the supply of drugs and preventing the harm this illegal trade supports. (PACNEWS)