14 Mar 2017

More arrests in Tonga over fake passports

6:34 am on 14 March 2017

A Tonga police taskforce has made two further arrests over passport scams.

Last Friday police arrested a 44 year-old Tongan man from Kolofo'ou on forgery and false declaration charges.

A 54 year-old man from Tofoa was charges with forgery and knowingly dealing with forged documents.

They have been remanded on bail.

Since the taskforce was set 18 months ago there have been 23 arrests, with 12 people convicted.