A 14-year-old boy from Vaotu’u was among five people who were arrested last week with marijuana, police have said.

A 31-year-old woman from Tokomololo was also arrested and charged for possession of cannabis for supply.

Two 17-year-old teens from Kolonga and a 36-year-old man from Houmakelikao were also arrested and charged in connection with a number of drug-related offences.

Police confiscated amounts of marijuana which ranges from 11 – 96 grams during the arrest.

Police have pleaded for the public and community leaders to help them in trying to stop the crimes.

Tonga Broadcasting Commission television said the number of young youth who were associated with marijuana dealing had been soared recently but it did not provide any statistics.