19 Jan 2012

Cocaine found in Tonga police hunt for armed robbers

6:47 pm on 19 January 2012

Tongan police say they found cocaine and methamphetamine when they were searching for the suspects of an armed robbery.

Radio Tonga says the discovery was made in the village of Mataika and a 32-year old man living in the searched house has been charged with possession of illicit drugs and controlled substances.

The man, who's originally from Kolonga, is in police custody and is due to appear in court on Monday.

One of the four men charged with the armed robbery was found at the same address in Mataika.