Gunshot leads to seizure of illegal cannabis worth TP$200,000 and firearm in ‘Eua

A gunshot fired in a bush in ‘Eua led Police to seize 458 cannabis plants and arrested two men this week.

Police said they raided the area after a member of the public heard the shot and launched a complaint.

One of the men who did not hold a firearms licence had been charged with possession of a .22 rifle.

The other man had been charged with possession of illicit drugs.

Police said the illegal cannabis plants had a total estimated street value of TP$200,000.

Chief Superintendent Tevita Fifita said eleven Police officers from the Nuku’alofa Tactical Response Unit and the Police Drug Squad  were sent to ‘Eua on Tuesday afternoon to investigate and worked on the case.

“Tonga Police are committed to disrupting the supply of drugs and preventing the harm this illegal activity supports. It only takes one call to Police to stop crime and the availability of drugs in your community,” CS Fifita.

Police investigations continue and more information were expected to be released once they become available, it said.

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