$2 million meth seized at Fua’amotu airport

Puke tangata mo ha faito'o konatapu kalasi ko e mefi' fakafuofua hono mahu'inga' kapau ne fakatau atu he hala pule'anga' 'e 'i he $2 miliona Tonga. Oku tui e kau polisi' na'e feinga'i e mefi ko 'eni' ke tō mai ki Nu'u Sila' ni. Na'e puke fakataha e tangata' ni foki mo ha pa'anga 'e $1 mano ka ko e pa'anga muli 'o e ngaahi fonua kehekehe. Ko e lahi 'o e faito'o ko 'eni ko e kilo kalami 'e 1.9

Tonga Police seized about $2m of methamphetamine at Fua’amotu Airport yesterday Tuesday 8.

A 59-year-old man was arrested after the seizure of 1,9kg of meth which has a street value of  about $2 million pa’anga.

Cash of about TP$10,000 in different currencies was also found in the man’s possession.

Police believed the man attempted to smuggle the drugs to New Zealand.

He was arrested inside the airport’s departure lounge.

Acting Chief Superintendent Tevita Vailea said: “This seizure sends a clear message that Police, along with partner agencies will continue to work together to disrupt the supply of illicit drugs.

We can never emphasize enough that meth like any other illicit drugs is causing significant harm in our communities and we continue to encourage anyone who has information that will assist us in catching those responsible to contact us.”

The seizure comes after Police arrested a 35-year-old man with one pack of methamphetamine and 14 packs of cannabis ready to be distributed in Nuku’alofa on Monday 7, May.

Police executed a search warrant at his residence in Malapo and seized 85 packs of cannabis, 4 packs of cannabis seeds, 1 bowl with cannabis leaves and 2 cannabis pot plants.

The Drug Taskforce earlier on Monday arrested a 27-year-old man from the CBD area with 1 pack of cannabis.

“Those with any information on drug-related offending or suspicious activities are encouraged to speak in confidence to an officer at their local Police station, or contact 23417 or 25147,” Police said.

Police investigation continues.

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