Festive Season Operation

Tonga Police receive new alcohol breathalyzer devices for festive season operation

Tonga Police said the devices will help frontline officers detect and remove more drunk drivers and maintain safety on roads.

Police Commissioner Shane McLennan received the devices from Shelly Wallace of the World Health Organisation at the Tonga Police Headquarters in Longolongo.

The handover of the new devices was possible through an Alcohol Control Support Programme that Tonga Police, WHO, and MoH have jointly spearheaded over the past two years.

Tonga Police festive season operation underway

The Force has activated the operation with officers tasked to safe guard homes, roads and communities.

Chief Superintendent Tevita Fifita said the operation will see police visibility strengthened with around-the-clock police shifts, regular police patrols to key target areas and dealing with reports of liquor being sold unlawfully in the black market.

The Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce will also continue to target drug dealers in its ongoing operation.