6 apprehended in Tonga Police drug crackdown

The Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce has arrested six men from different locations in Tongatapu for drug-related offences in the last fortnight.

Police seized 1.81 grams of methamphetamine, 15.93 grams of cannabis and drug utensils during these arrests.

All the accused have been charged accordingly and to appear in court at a later date.

Deputy Commissioner Pelenatita Fe’ao Vaisuai says the arrests show that those who are seeking to profit from the harm drugs cause can continue to expect to be targeted by Police.

“Drugs have no place in our community; they destroy the lives of the users, harming our children and our communities. We hope these arrests will bring some reassurance to the community.”

DPC Vaisuai also acknowledged the hard work and dedication of staff who were involved in the seizures, and their commitment to intercepting the supply of these harmful drugs, keeping our communities safe and protected.

Police said it continues to work hard and smart through education and strict enforcement in its drive to disrupt the supply of illicit drugs and to reduce the harm to our community.

DPC Vaisuai has urged anyone who has information on drug dealing in the communities to contact Police.