Gangsters in Paradise - The Deportees of Tonga

  • Опубликовано: 6 фев 2019
  • In Gangsters in Paradise - Deportees of Tonga, VICE embeds with four Tongan nationals who have been sent back to the tiny island nation where they were born after serving prison time in New Zealand and the United States. Former gang members, they often struggle to reconnect with the culture, the language, and the people.
    They are haunted by the stigma of their criminal pasts, which casts a pall over their employment prospects and puts a barrier between them and their compatriots.
    Government support for returnees is non-existent, wages are low, and with Tonga in the midst of a methamphetamine crisis, the temptations to revert to the lives of crime they hoped to leave behind when they left prison are high.
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  • Adam Tour
    Adam Tour 4 часа назад

    got a friend from Tonga so this is so cool and interested

  • Michael Bowles
    Michael Bowles 5 часов назад

    I’m happy they deported. Theses people there no good. You help them and they will put a nife in your back. I don’t feel sorry for any of them . I’ve been around them and all they talk about is gang shit all day. They don’t care about any one . But themselves and there races Lazy any thing you do that good. Them and there people will turn it bad. There not good mother or father. And never marry one. Because all them will just marry you for you family money. And to live of you. And turn around and lie and say your doing it to them. A good one is a dead one. There the shit of the earth. I don’t want any of them around me or my people. Never make friends with them . You see one dieing on the side of the street. Walk over them and keep moving.😒

    NICKEL & DIME 10 часов назад


    NICKEL & DIME 11 часов назад


  • Anna Crawford
    Anna Crawford 15 часов назад

    At 4 minutes that guy is so articulate and intelligent

  • das ORAKULUM
    das ORAKULUM День назад

    "I think when you brought down to your bare essetials, thats the Character that you are, thats the Person you are...when you have nothing, from rock bottom"

  • Canadian Ghost 0o0
    Canadian Ghost 0o0 День назад

    If to him his dad was God does that make him Jesus

  • Turkish Delight
    Turkish Delight 2 дня назад

    Can I get deported??? I'm white and Canadian so it might be tough.

  • Jay MF Clark
    Jay MF Clark 3 дня назад

    Umm.... I feel like a moron because while this video is CRAY CRAY, I can't help but to notice how FOINE these men are. I'm smfh at my damn self. 😂. I'm 💀

  • Press Productions
    Press Productions 3 дня назад

    Malie Uli! Looking good Cobraa...
    Toko remember you still owe me 80 dollar?
    Alu ki western union ta mai pa'anaga money transfer pls toko ok ofa atu...... Jokes lol good to see the bro!

  • Nunya Bidness
    Nunya Bidness 4 дня назад

    They don’t look bad.. they look like they can be good productive members of the world.

  • rae gruder
    rae gruder 4 дня назад

    Love vice real news not like the fake cnn !!!!!!

  • Capronic2 Dethroned
    Capronic2 Dethroned 5 дней назад

    This is where all Americans should live

  • some random crap
    some random crap 6 дней назад

    I'm Tongan and seeing this I'm a little disappointed in us. :(

  • Rafito Guerrero
    Rafito Guerrero 7 дней назад +1

    The only thing i know about tonga is

  • Majestic Ant
    Majestic Ant 7 дней назад

    The of people of The Kingdom of Tonga live the most pure lives. They must not take this for granted and get too caught up in this bullshit materialistic world. Their culture is beautiful.

  • marshie1337
    marshie1337 7 дней назад

    I only know of Tonga because of Angry Boys. Thanks Chris Lilley 👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿

  • Taamz Heart
    Taamz Heart 7 дней назад

    i didnt even know there was a show like this bout us oml

  • Æstebaи
    Æstebaи 7 дней назад +1

    I hope some day to be part of vice being the cameraman. I have been a fan of these Amazings documentaries since 2015/2016. As always an excellent job.

  • Fastjoe Corrigan
    Fastjoe Corrigan 7 дней назад

    Well then!

  • raptor 1-2
    raptor 1-2 7 дней назад

    Living the good life as an outcast in ur own country. You had the golden opportunity being in the USA. Hope u enjoy ur stay. But people like you give bad name to the rest of the immigrants. That do come here to do better. But u wanted to be a gangsters. Now shut the f up and enjoy petting ur pig. That's gangster

  • Saint Gori
    Saint Gori 8 дней назад

    Filipino ✊🏾

  • lofthousehh
    lofthousehh 8 дней назад

    Until about 14:30 i liked the place😅

  • pakijew4
    pakijew4 8 дней назад +4

    i still have faith in islanders ..... they are good souls

      GREYLYNN - SNAKEVENOM113% Fire 5 дней назад +1

      Don't give up my friend. You get 1 or 2 on your side, Loyal ass hell for life. Make good friends..

  • Yn Ab
    Yn Ab 8 дней назад

    That is some good sort of journalism. Thank you.

  • Tiempo Nuevo
    Tiempo Nuevo 8 дней назад +1

    So, why is Tonga the dumping ground for gang members. Were they all from Tonga originally or has it become a Deportation prison for released deportees? It looks to me that the Empire Building nations have leaders who should be in prison for crimes against humanity...if they are not already dead.

  • undermysaviour
    undermysaviour 9 дней назад

    Tonga needs a death penality against drug dealers and a serious punishment against robbers. Deportees you're better in your paradise change that to a real one.

  • sb grind
    sb grind 9 дней назад

    21:24 "The first thing is to tell the truth", yeah but can you tell the truth on about how you got that Hickey on your neck while wifey is in NZ?

  • 2Smart4Uapes
    2Smart4Uapes 9 дней назад

    As a ex Tongan Gangster God I am proud of them

  • Moo Cow
    Moo Cow 10 дней назад

    Am I meant to feel sorry for these violent criminals?
    Also that pig needs to be saved from that dude.....

  • Mobeek
    Mobeek 10 дней назад

    I think it should be easier to kill them all... society will be a better place.

  • Russell Schaare
    Russell Schaare 10 дней назад

    Why should criminal foreign nationals be sucked up by their host countries? Of course they will be discarded like rubbish! (17:55)

  • KenNY G
    KenNY G 11 дней назад

    I always remember what my cousin told me. When the plane ✈️ is Approaching the Tongan airport and you see all the 🌴 Coconut 🥥 trees don’t cry 😭 you only going home

  • ZachyOfficial Playz
    ZachyOfficial Playz 11 дней назад +6

    i just wanted to listen to gangsters paradise
    Then found this..

  • hoodrich sayso
    hoodrich sayso 11 дней назад

    Mate ma dick 😂fuk tonga

  • Donald Webb
    Donald Webb 11 дней назад

    God Bless Tongan's

  • dapapoose n
    dapapoose n 11 дней назад

    I have no pity for these guys, and we shouldn't be making them out as victims like the doc wants you to believe.

  • Tokoloshe Bishop
    Tokoloshe Bishop 11 дней назад

    Man, commit major crime, go to an island with 16 acres, drink coconuts, grow your own food. No rent. Sign me up.

  • JaiDon Music
    JaiDon Music 11 дней назад

    I guess Heaven does have a Ghetto🤔

  • Tim Z
    Tim Z 11 дней назад

    19:59 wife's not feeling it anymore., LOL. huge hickey on his neck.

  • Michael Ramey
    Michael Ramey 11 дней назад

    Typical Vice: interesting topic, well-produced (from an audio/visual perspective), but lacking in research and investigation of the underlying issues.

  • vilintjay
    vilintjay 11 дней назад

    This is where I grew up as a kid,, aye

  • Moctezuma Moreno
    Moctezuma Moreno 12 дней назад

    Gibraltar brought me here

  • Johnny Nguyen
    Johnny Nguyen 12 дней назад

    Good show ayee

  • Ace Camenforte
    Ace Camenforte 12 дней назад


  • spughetios
    spughetios 12 дней назад

    What he smokin in that skimp ass J, another rolled up piece of paper?

  • Robert Watson
    Robert Watson 12 дней назад

    Well I'm not getting high anymore with filipinos.

  • Luis Bonilla
    Luis Bonilla 12 дней назад

    This was a good piece. These kats had some knowledge to share from their experiences.

  • Daniel Harvey IV
    Daniel Harvey IV 12 дней назад

    I've never seen a small islander. They're always big . Even the women .

  • Tony Amaru
    Tony Amaru 12 дней назад

    Dope.stay up!

  • Brandon Banks
    Brandon Banks 12 дней назад

    loved this video, I honestly wish it was longer. I hope all these guys end up living their best lives now. this video very well humbled me. Especially to see all the positive comments here.

  • Dean English
    Dean English 13 дней назад +1

    I hope they where not making a political statement about deporting people with violent crimes

  • Daniel Kuehn
    Daniel Kuehn 13 дней назад

    Does his chest say baby crap?

  • Communist International & Co.
    Communist International & Co. 13 дней назад +1

    Gangster's Paradise.

  • Ricky Parmar
    Ricky Parmar 13 дней назад

    The guy in thumbanil looks like Mark Hunt

  • deezportz
    deezportz 13 дней назад

    Family owned land..good shit under bad circumstances..

  • Dxrk .mp4
    Dxrk .mp4 13 дней назад

    Background music should have been the actual song

  • Playerz714
    Playerz714 13 дней назад

    Man fk all the BS 4 years aint enough for a death either more time or a life for a life

  • life is good
    life is good 13 дней назад

    You were born is Australia and still got deported to tonga? Smh

  • Music Friend
    Music Friend 13 дней назад

    I thought he was gonna say I bottled the kid or conked him out but no you shot him 4 times

  • Tom White
    Tom White 14 дней назад +2

    Seems better than the US. Simple living. All these men have an admirable attitude.

  • RAMZ Music
    RAMZ Music 14 дней назад

    Why do gangsters look all the same now 😂 like there trying way to hard to look like a street thug

  • Average Commenter
    Average Commenter 14 дней назад

    So the guy gets 18 acres and kicks his uncles off the land? wtf

  • Abel Valeriano
    Abel Valeriano 14 дней назад


  • NEIL RAJ Paul
    NEIL RAJ Paul 14 дней назад


  • Shula Oudean
    Shula Oudean 14 дней назад

    Unbelievable that Donald Trump is being blamed for whatever consequences these gangster criminals are having to face for their behavior.

  • mumbus 27
    mumbus 27 14 дней назад joke...big ....mean...gangsta...respec

  • Money Snipezz
    Money Snipezz 14 дней назад +9

    I live in Tonga wth is the big deal I’m doing just fine

    • vilintjay
      vilintjay 11 дней назад

      If you wanna make some side cash message me on wickr: ahullpayroll

    • GT Miles
      GT Miles 12 дней назад

      That's good. Are you a deportee from a different environment though?

  • Raymond Davis
    Raymond Davis 14 дней назад

    How u a crip and dont even like black ppl

    • Raymond Davis
      Raymond Davis 12 дней назад

      +K O do u?

    • K O
      K O 12 дней назад

      Raymond Davis who said we don’t like black ppl?

  • chad eser
    chad eser 14 дней назад

    It's hard to be dumped in a place that you didn't used too. But keep on grinding and never lose hope.

  • Maya Roque
    Maya Roque 14 дней назад


  • Doggo Army
    Doggo Army 14 дней назад

    Farcry 3 anyone?

  • Luke North
    Luke North 14 дней назад +27

    Whoever’s idea this was needs a raise. Good job. Great story.

  • Temp_M3rks
    Temp_M3rks 14 дней назад

    They ain’t in paradise they’re just in a hot country?

  • Erick Kuehne
    Erick Kuehne 15 дней назад

    Am I tripping or did that guy look like dak prescott

  • bhsbass
    bhsbass 15 дней назад

    dont blame donald trump, you commit crime, you do the time!

  • Flows GT
    Flows GT 15 дней назад

    Gago ka

  • misstery909
    misstery909 15 дней назад

    I want to move to Tonga 😍

  • Cognac Crack
    Cognac Crack 15 дней назад +1

    These guys out in the middle of nowhere cutting random shit lol

  • King beats
    King beats 15 дней назад +1

    All my mates are Samoan and Tongan and kiwi. Most humble, down to earth people you’ll ever meet. Gentle giants....unfortunately most of them have rough up bringings which leads them down the wrong path. Everyone can change though, the government needs to EDUCATE. NOT INCARCERATE

  • gamingtuber 33
    gamingtuber 33 15 дней назад

    Bruh i mean how can Filipinos get weed in hawaii

    • kenneth villa
      kenneth villa 14 дней назад

      gamingtuber 33 you have no clue

  • AgainstAllOdds96
    AgainstAllOdds96 15 дней назад

    He kicked his uncles out? Lol damn bro

  • Suk Ho Lee
    Suk Ho Lee 15 дней назад +3

    I swear to God, Donald Trump created Space Force to deport people into space in case they run out of countries to deport to.

  • Tammy Peay
    Tammy Peay 16 дней назад +2

    You got hickies and you lonely??? BOY BYE... LOL

  • Aidan Day
    Aidan Day 16 дней назад

    This was so sad.

  • Mariana Andrews
    Mariana Andrews 16 дней назад

    Good film

  • magic wand
    magic wand 16 дней назад +1

    Yet some people want the change ... but no where to turn except going Str8 , whish thegovernment around the world can C this N help 4 real propaganda diplomacy but honest help cor people that sincerely wish 2 change ...

  • dunkin donutella
    dunkin donutella 16 дней назад

    LL stylish 4:01

  • anonymous buoy
    anonymous buoy 16 дней назад +9

    These Tongans speak poetic language. Wow

  • Jo Mama
    Jo Mama 16 дней назад

    Makes me want to cry.. Thinking these POS people were ever in our country in the first place. How much crime and heartache did they cause, how much money did good people pay to house them in jail. You think they even found out ALL the crimes they committed ppppffftttt bunch of liars cheats and scum

  • Evan Petrich
    Evan Petrich 16 дней назад +2

    21 savage comes here when he gets deported from uk

  • IonlyROBwhite DrugDealers
    IonlyROBwhite DrugDealers 16 дней назад +1

    After watching this I'm glad I'm an American🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Can't deport me🤣🤣🤣

  • triton starts
    triton starts 16 дней назад +8

    Why are they all nicer than the average person :(

    • Bing Bong Bang Bung Beng
      Bing Bong Bang Bung Beng 13 дней назад

      polynesians are all like that in general. just look at Dwayne Johnson, Jason momoa, Roman reigns, taika Waititi and the greatest rugby players like Jason Taumololo or Jonah Lomu . They are built like Tanks and extremely friedly. Just dont piss them off even if its something small lol.

  • MASI-/
    MASI-/ 16 дней назад +1

    *I cAmE WiT De PoULicE*

  • Björn Galloway
    Björn Galloway 16 дней назад

    The truth is the US doesn't owe anyone anything, if you got deported for being violent and selling drugs it's up to you to change. Hand outs don't help you, they make excuses for bad behavior

  • Big Balls
    Big Balls 16 дней назад

    So pretty much became a gangster after getting high with Filipinos what a fucking joke

  • Aly
    Aly 16 дней назад

    I agree with the former superintendent they should be aware of deportees coming so they can be monitored, get job help, a place to stay, some schooling if available so they won’t slip up

    • IonlyROBwhite DrugDealers
      IonlyROBwhite DrugDealers 16 дней назад

      This is a joke right?? Regular people can't find jobs you think these people have a chance😅😅🤣🤣🤣

  • Joshua Snore
    Joshua Snore 16 дней назад

    Wow. I feel for these dudes. What’s gonna happen when we all have a record...?!?

  • greengreensio
    greengreensio 16 дней назад

    This is a wake up call for us Islanders living abroad. Gang only drag you down to the bottom of bottom. Especially if you have kids. Whos going to look after them if you get deported. Is not worth joining a gang just to prove you hard and tough.

  • Crazy World
    Crazy World 16 дней назад

    That's true when you get to your lowest point with nothing you are your real character comes out!