Drug boat yachtie buried in Tonga

MICHAEL FIELD
Last updated 13:21 23/01/2013

Relevant offers

World

Record turnout in referendum on Scotland independence US Senate approves aid to Syrian rebels 8 slain in Florida murder-suicide The terrorist recruiter Australia blames for murder plot British journalist John Cantlie shown in IS video Abbott calls for calm after terror raids Australian terror raids: 800 police, only two men charged While you slept: Scotland votes, the duchess is sick Thai PM apologises for bikini comment after tourists' murder US pledges $53 million in new aid for Ukraine's struggle

The body of man found on a cocaine-stuffed boat that ran aground in Tonga is to be buried there, after no one came forward to claim his body.

The wreck of the yacht JeReVe was found on November 7 on a reef at Luatafito Atoll in northern Tonga, along with 204kgs of drugs and a body later identified as a Slovakian national.

Police Commissioner Grant O'Fee told Matangi Tonga there had been no contact with the family.

The body was in the morgue in Neiafu on Vava'u, but couldn't be kept any longer.

"We will bury the body in Vava'u as soon as possible," he said.

"We can't keep it any longer since the body was badly decomposed when we got it. We held it since November awaiting contact from his next of kin but no one has made contact."

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content