Police loses 4 kg of marijuana in Tonga

According to the newspaper Matangi Tonga, the police of Tonga “lost” 3.8 kg of cannabis. The unusual accident was revealed at the trial of the owner of the confiscated cannabis on July the 27th.

According to the newspaper, “The prosecutor told the court the exhibits had been lost during the refurbishment of the police station, when they were removed to the Longolongo Police Station.” The photos taken of the illicit product were lost as well. But the judge still pronounced a guilty verdict: “In the absence of this being raised as an issue, I see no reason now why this should preclude me from convicting the accused of possession of the illicit drug.”

The accused was also facing corruption charges, as he offered $2,000 in cash to the officer in charge of searching his house…

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