Tonga Police arrest more people in on-going drug operation

The Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce in an on-going drug operation targeting drug dealers, who sell drugs from their vehicles, arrested three people at three different locations last week.

A 32-year-old man from Tofoa was arrested by the Drug Taskforce on Thursday 14 November.

Officers seized 3.52g of methamphetamine, 3.14g of cannabis, drug utensils and over $1,000 pa’anga in cash from inside his vehicle.

Following the arrest on Friday 15 November the Taskforce arrested a 34-year-old man from Mataika who crashed into a police vehicle while attempting to escape.

Police seized 54.06g of methamphetamine, two live bullets, over $8,000 pa’anga cash and drug utensils from his residence at Mataika.

A 34-year-old woman, was arrested late at night on Friday 15 from her residence in Pahu with 6.81g of cannabis and drug utensils.

All three accused have been charged accordingly and are in police custody while investigation continues.