10 Nov 2016

Tongan operation nets 500 people since July

11:57 am on 10 November 2016

A Tongan operation aimed at preventing alcohol-fuelled crimes has led to the arrest of over 500 people since it began in July.

The Central Police Station in Tonga's capital, Nuku'alofa.

The Central Police Station in Tonga's capital, Nuku'alofa. Photo: RNZI/Gareth Thomas

Matangi Tonga reports 22 people were arrested and charged for alleged drink driving, being disorderly and drinking in public places, mainly in central Nuku'alofa, over the past weekend.

There were also 22 people arrested over the previous weekend for similar offences.

The police said the operation is continuing and officers will remain visible in targeted areas of the CBD and throughout Tongatapu over the weekends.

A police spokesperson said there have been no road fatalities over the weekend.

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