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Police seized 2,665 cannabis plants from bush alottment in Vava’u

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25th September, 2018 Police in Vava’u executed a search warrant and seized 2,665 cannabis plants from a bush alottment in Vava’u yesterday Monday 24th of September 2018, after information was received relating to cannabis plants being cultivated in this area.

Police also seized a .22 rifle as well as 26 live ammunition.

Six men were arrested and charged with cultivation of illicit drugs.

“We would like to acknowledge the assistance of members of the public which led to the drug seizures yesterday. It only takes one call to disrupt the supply of drugs in your community and we encourage anyone who can provide information of drug dealing to contact Police,” says Acting Superintendent Taulango Tapueluelu.

Tonga Police are committed to disrupting the supply of these drugs and preventing the harm this illegal trade supports.

Anyone with information can contact Police on 922, 23 417 or 25 147.

All accused are under police custody while police investigations are continuing.


For further media inquiries please contact: Tonga Police Media & Communication Officer, Tonga Police Headquarters, Longolongo; – Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it phone (676) 23 323 EXT. 125

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