20 Aug 2015

16 arrested for robbery in Tonga

5:24 pm on 20 August 2015

Tonga police have arrested 16 men allegedly involved in a series of robberies in the capital, Nuku'alofa.

Radio Tonga reports good worth a total of $US36,000 had been taken.

The Nuku'alofa police chief, Superintendent Tevita Fifita, says the alleged crimes included the robbery of a foreigner and theft from a butcher's shop.

Six of the 16 are still being held in police custody.