Couple arrested

Tongan couple arrested over illicit drugs

The Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce arrested the couple from their residence at Sopu on Thursday in an on-going drug operation targeting drug dealers and suppliers.

The two accused, a 37-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were arrested with 22.70 grams of cannabis, 31 packs of methamphetamine ready for distribution (10.66 grams) and drug utensils.

 “Police, Partner Agencies and Community together will win this war against drugs and safeguard our children and the future of Tonga from its ill effects,” said Acting/Deputy Commissioner Tevita Vailea.


Couple arrested in Tahiti for meth smuggling

Tahiti Nui TV said the woman had about 200 grams of the banned drug on her when she was detained at Tahiti airport after a flight from Los Angeles.

The man travelling with her had also been taken into custody.

The report said the couple planned to sell the drug, expecting to earn about $US200,000.



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