23 Apr 2019

Tongan police arrest 17 in drug raids over Easter

5:40 pm on 23 April 2019

Drugs on a black surface.

Drugs on a black surface. Photo: 123RF

Police in Tonga have arrested 17 people in a series of drug busts over Easter Weekend.

The Drug Taskforce arrested ten men on Friday and another 7 on Saturday across three locations in the main island of Tongatapu.

Police also seized a small amount of methamphetamine, cannabis, ammunition and cash in the raids.

Most of the people were charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs.