Police officer suspended following arrest during drug raid

Oku taupotu 'i lalo ha fakamatala faka-Tonga

A 31-year-old Tongatapu Police officer is suspended and could face termination after he was arrested during a drug raid at a home in Ngele’ia.

The off-duty police officer was arrested along with four other men, Acting Police Commissioner Pelenatita Vaisuai said.

Police seized 8.32 grams of methamphetamine, 1.32 grams of cannabis seeds, cash, electronic devices and a live bullet during this drug raid.

The arrested officer is now suspended from Police duty.

Magistrate Salesi Mafi ordered yesterday for all 5 suspects to be remanded in police custody until Friday 17 August 2018.

Police investigation continues.

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