Tongatapu Police arrest taxi driver in visitor’s theft; find drugs in his possession

Puke kau polisi Tongtapu' e faka'uli ko e kaiha'asi e peesi 'a e fefine 'Aositelēlia 'i Tonga kae ma'u ai 'i he tangata' ni mo ha faito'o konatapu kalasi ko e mefi.

Police in Tongatapu arrested a taxi driver who they said stole a purse belonged to an Australian visitor.

The suspect was allegedly carrying six small packets of methamphetamine while he was confronted and taken to custody.

Police took the 27-year-old male driver after he allegedly stole the 79-year-old visitor’s belonging on September 10 at an accommodation in Nuku’alofa.

Police reportedly said the elderly woman left her purse outside her room at her accommodation at around 11:00am before it’s gone.

A complaint was lodged with Police at around 3.30pm.

Her purse along with other belongings were recovered and returned, except her about $600 cash.

The Fasi man has been charged with theft and possession of the illicit drug and was expected to appear at a Magistrate’s Court.

Sometimes when a business is growing, it needs a little help.

Right now Kaniva News provides a free, politically independent, bilingual news service for readers around the world that is absolutely unique. We are the largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service, and our stories reach Tongans  wherever they are round the world. But as we grow, there are increased demands on Kaniva News for translation into Tongan on our social media accounts and for the costs associated with expansion. We believe it is important for Tongans to have their own voice and for Tongans to preserve their language, customs and heritage. That is something to which we are strongly committed. That’s why we are asking you to consider sponsoring our work and helping to preserve a uniquely Tongan point of view for our readers and listeners.

Latest news

Related news