Tongatapu Lockdown

Over 100 people arrested during Tongatapu lockdown

The accused have been charged under the Emergency Management Act. 

Deputy Commissioner of Police Tevita Vailea said “36 were arrested for gathering as a group to drink kava at various venues, including homes and kava clubs.”

“While, 43 people were arrested for failure to comply with the curfew hours, including 28 pedestrians, 11 drivers and four passengers.”

“Another 19 people were also arrested for gathering to drink alcohol at various homes, while others were arrested for drunken driving, among other charges”