Tonga Customs seizes 137.36g of meth in consignment sent from US to 45-year-old woman

Tonga Customs and Police have seized 137.36g of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia as well as personal items.

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The items were concealed in a metal drum in a Customs warehouse at Ma’ufanga.

The items were consigned to a 45 year old Tongan woman from Kolofo’ou, Tongatapu.

“The illicit drugs were intercepted on Thursday 4 April, after Customs inspections using X-ray scanners detected substances inside two resealed Coffeemate containers”, the Ministry of Customs said in a statement.

It said the consignment was sent from United States of America (USA).

The illicit drugs were seized with the assistance of Tonga Police and the consignee was also handed over to Police. Investigations are ongoing.

 It was unclear whether any charges would be filed.

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