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15.7kgs of meth worth $20m seized at office, home in Tonga

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A brother and his sister  have been arrested with more than 15.7kg of alleged methamphetamine in a residence and in an office on Tongatapu.

More than 15kgs of meth seized by police. Photo/Supplied

A 39-year old man and his 37-year-old sister were arrested at the family residence on Saturday night, 10 February.

The operation – dubbed Operation Feke – saw over 15 kilograms of methamphetamine seized by Police during a search of a property in a residence in Kolofo’ou, Tongatapu and an office but they did not identify the location of the office.

Police said 5.73 kilogram of methamphetamine was seized at the residence, while a further 9.927 kilogram of methamphetamine was seized at the man’s office on Sunday, 11 February 2024.

The two suspects were currently in police custody, and were expected to appear in the Magistrate’s Court at 2pm today.

Using the value of NZ$14 million worth of a 15.3kg of methamphetamine seized in Australia last year, we can estimate that the drug seized in Tonga was around TOP$20 million.

Police investigations into the drug bust are continuing.