Tongan police

Concern in Tonga over increase in illegal firearm shipments

In Tongatapu, there have been 46 arrests related to firearms being seized between January and June.

This does not include the amount of guns seized in the outer islands.

Four shipments in Vava'u and Tongatapu consisting of 10 illegal firearms and over 20,000 live bullets, were recently intercepted by the Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce, who carried out a joint operation with Customs.

Three men were arrested in relation to the shipments.