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Foreign national arrested in Kolovai with Ice

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NUKU’ALOFA – December 12, 2018: 7.45pm (Nuku’alofa Times): A 54 year old foreign national was arrested in Kolovai on Saturday by the Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce and the Criminal Investigation Unit.

The man was  arrested during the execution of a search warrant at his residence, the former Good Samaritan Inn at Kolovai on Saturday morning .

Police seized 1 pack of methamphetamine along with drugs paraphernalia, electronic devices and cash from the suspect’s residence.

The suspect was charged with possession of illicit drugs and appeared in court but was later released on bail on Monday.

This arrest was part of a 10-hour police operation targeting suspects of housebreaking and thefts with links to drug offending and those with outstanding bench warrants.

A total of 23 people were arrested during this operation.

The foreign national was among 3 suspects arrested for possession of illicit drugs out of the 23 people arrested during this operation.

“It only takes one call to disrupt the supply of drugs in your community and we encourage anyone who can provide information of drug dealing to contact Police,” says A/CSP Tevita Vailea

Tonga Police are committed to disrupting the supply of these drugs and preventing the harm this illegal trade supports.

Anyone with information can contact Police on 922 or 23417. Police investigations continue.

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