17 Dec 2015

Tongan police make passport forgery arrest

4:00 pm on 17 December 2015

Police in Tonga have arrested and charged a 65 year old woman for forgery during an ongoing investigation into forged Tongan passports.

The woman was arrested during a police search of a property in Ngele'ia.

Deputy Police Commissioner Viliami 'Unga Fa'aoa says four people have been charged so far in relation to the passport investigation and more charges are likely.

Earlier this month Kaniva Pacific reported that police were searching for a Chinese couple who were allegedly involved in forging information in a bid to get passports.

The couple was bailed to appear at the Magistrate Court but they fled.

Four government staff appeared at the court in November charged with forgery and bribery in an attempt to obtain passports for the couple.

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