Man in court after Police raid black market selling alcohol in Nuku‘alofa

Tonga Police have disrupted an illegal liquor sale conducted at a residence at Ngele’ia on Saturday 18.

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They seized approximately over 500 cans/bottles of various alcoholic beverages.

The owner, who has been charged for selling liquor and running a business without the required licences, appeared in court earlier today.

“Tonga Police recognizes the increase of clandestine markets, mostly known as ‘Black Markets’ in Tonga, which operates mainly for the illegal sale of alcohol amongst other products”, a statement said.

“Tonga Police urges the public to abstain from operating these illegal markets as they contribute to crime such as Domestic Violence, Housebreaking and Theft, and we have also witnessed many lives lost unnecessarily on our roads due to drink driving”.

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