Police arrest man, seize $10,000 cash, firearm, drugs in Tongatapu

Ammunition, cash and drugs were seized in a police bust in Tongatapu’s Hahake district on Tuesday 10.

Police Commissioner Shane McLennan said officers found 124.77grams of methamphetamine, 68.92 grams of cannabis and TOP$10,310 cash.

Cash, loaded gun and drugs seized in police bust. Photo/Supplied

Police arrested a 33-year-old man from Tatakamotonga for possession and supply of illicit drugs.

It came after the police intercepted the suspect on a public road between Holonga and Pelehake where they found in his vehicle methamphetamine, cannabis, cash and a loaded firearm.

A further search was carried out at the suspect’s residence at Tatakamotonga where more drugs, cash and drug utensils were found.

The accused is being remanded in custody to appear in court on Monday, 23 January 2023.

Mr McLennan acknowledges members of his team and the public for their collaborative efforts to bring forward those involved in illicit drug supply.

“Tonga Police will continue to bring before the courts those who are involved in distributing and selling of illicit drugs, which is affecting our people and communities.”

Anyone with information on drug-related activities can contact Police on 740-1630,740-1632 or 922.

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