17 Nov 2016

Tonga police arrest two men after cannabis haul

6:44 pm on 17 November 2016

Tonga police say they have arrested two men after seizing 458 cannabis plants on Eua.

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

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

They said a police tactical team was sent to the island from the nearby main island of Tongatapu on Tuesday after a resident reported gunshots.

Police found the marijuana plants which they said had a street value of $US88,000 dollars.

The two men have been charged with possession of illicit drugs and an unlicensed firearm.

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