Police officer suspended

Tongan police officer arrested following drug raid

The suspects were arrested during a drug at a home in Ngele’ia.

The Police Drug Taskforce seized 8.32 grams of methamphetamine, 1.32 grams of cannabis seeds, cash, electronic devices and a live bullet during the raid.

The police officer who was off-duty has now been suspended from work.

Magistrate Salesi Mafi has ordered all 5 suspects to be remanded in police custody until Friday, 17 August 2018.

Police investigation continues.


Another Tongan Police officer suspended

The TBC reports the police minister, Mateni Tapueluelu, saying the suspension was because the officer was drunk and had allegedly committed a crime.

The officer is waiting to appear in court.

Mr Tapueluelu said all police officers should follow protocol and no one is above the law.

He also reaffirmed a commitment to addressing concerns about corruption among senior officers, but said evidence was required.


Police officer suspended over misconduct allegations

Kaniva News reports a statement from Tongan Police described the case as “serious breach of the Tonga Police Code of

“An investigation is underway into the incident surrounding the Officer’s alleged breach of conduct, which involves a complaint from an 18 year old school girl.

“This is a serious allegation and bad conduct will not be accepted,” says Commissioner of Police Stephen Caldwell.

He is suspended without pay until further notice.