Three people were arrested on Wednesday and Thursday last week for drugs offences after a raid on a number of properties on the mainland.

Nuku’alofa Police A/Chief Superintendent Tevita Vailea said this morning, police executed search warrants at Kolomotu’a and Ha’akame after tip-offs from community members.

A 45-year-old Nukunuku man was arrested on Wednesday 17 with 1 pack (0.40grams) of the illicit drugs methamphetamine also known as ice. He has been charged with possession of illicit drugs.

Another 35-year-old man from Kolomotu’a was also arrested with 6 packs (3.46grams) of methamphetamine and is also charged with possession of illicit drugs.

Both accused will appear at the Magistrate Court this week.

Another search warrant was executed on Friday 19 May 2017 at a residence in Ha’akame.

A 33-year-old man was arrested with 45 packs of cannabis and 1 pack of over hundred cannabis seeds.

He has been charged with possession of illicit drugs and will appear at the Magistrate Court this week.

“Tonga Police are committed to disrupt and detect the supply of drugs where thereby preventing the harm this illegal activity causes. It only takes one call to Police to stop crime and the availability of drugs in your community,” Vailea.

“As always, the Police rely on members of the public to pass on any information about drug cultivation, manufacture and/or dealing.”

Information about drug offending can be passed on to your local Police station or can be made anonymously through 23417 or 25147.

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