Six men arrested in Vava‘u after 2665 cannabis plants, gun, ammo seized

Vava’u Police have arrested six men after finding 2,665 cannabis plants in a bush alottment in Mataika yesterday Monday 24 September 2018.

Police also seized a .22 rifle as well as 26 live ammunition.

The men have been charged with cultivation of illicit drugs.

“We would like to acknowledge the assistance of members of the public which led to the drug seizures yesterday.  It only takes one call to disrupt the supply of drugs in your community and we encourage anyone who can provide information of drug dealing to contact Police,” said Acting Superintendent Taulango Tapueluelu.

As Kaniva news reported yesterday, 10 people have been arrested following seizure of 96 packets of marijuana in Malapo.

Tonga Police said they were committed to disrupting the supply of these drugs and preventing the harm this illegal trade supports, a statement said.

Anyone with information can contact Police on 922, 23 417 or 25 147.

All accused are under police custody while police investigations are continuing.

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