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Rise in drug trafficking along borders: Police

He revealed recently that those involved in transporting marijuana, among other drugs, were mostly youths and some elderly men residing in the most remote villages located right inside unreachable mountainous terrain, flood plains and swampy areas of the province.

He said if those transporting route and spots or tip of areas are well monitored, this would reduce the high rate of drug trafficking.

The reason why there is no effective monitoring is because of the lack of logistics like dinghies and manpower to do proper border patrols.

Here to serve, force reminded

This was the reminder issued to all police personnel by acting NCD-Central Commander, Anthony Wagambie Jnr.

“There been so much mud-slinging at Police in recent times,” he stated.

“I want to remind all members of the Constabulary that we are members of a Royal institution.

“We have sworn an oath to protect and preserve justice for our people.

New motorcycles for Wewak police

Acting Deputy Police Commissioner and Chief of Operations, Donald Yamasombi, said the last time Wewak residents saw policemen on motorcycles was about 20 years ago. He said this time the younger generation will get a chance to see and appreciate the role of traffic police mounted on these classic looking police motorcycles.

While officiating at the handover ceremony in Wewak last week, Deputy Commissioner Yamasombi urged traffic police personnel in Wewak to use the motorcycles wisely and look after them with great care and responsibility.

Acting Commissioner disappointed with parole board

The suspect, a male adult from Bereina in Central Province, was jailed for incest in 2001 but released on parole in July 2019.

Police in the Central Province arrested the suspect on July 22nd for allegedly re-committing the same crime against his own biological daughter.

Acting Commissioner Manning said: “I am utterly disappointed with the parole board for literally allowing the suspect to abuse the victim again.

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Murder suspects to appear in Lorengau court

Manus Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said 24-year-old Popsie Popou Pondrilei and 27-year-old Selan Nick, both from Naringel village, were arrested over the murder of Victor Sapak Nadrasile.

They will appear at the Lorengau Committal Court today.

Both men are employed by a local security contractor, providing security services to China Harbour at Momote Airport.

PPC Yapu said the body of the deceased was discovered on the afternoon of October 7th after he was allegedly murdered and dumped into the lake at Naringel village.

Suspects nabbed in undercover operation

NCD/Central Commander, Anthony Wagambie Jr, said detectives acting on a tip-off and CCTV footages supplied by victims of crime conducted surveillance on the movement of these two suspects and nabbed them near the Waigani Mobil Service Station.

Wagambie said a shop at the ATS settlement at the back of Jackson’s airport was held up by several gunmen and K16,000 in cash was stolen on Sunday June 16th, 2019.

The same gang allegedly went to Badili, held up employees of a shop and stole K9,817.80 in cash before escaping in a waiting car.

Police injure suspect in failed robbery

Between 4.30 and 5pm, three armed men attempted to hold up a fifth element Hilux with its occupants, but failed and ran back towards the settlement.

Zones Response Unit 300 was on routine patrol around the area when they were alerted by members of the public.

They gave chase on foot, managing to shoot one of the suspects armed with a homemade gun. The other two suspects managed to escape.

That same day, police report that occupants of a Nissan Navara were held up at Malolo Estate at Eight-Mile at about 5pm.

Suspects in K43,000 robbery detained

Acting Assistant Commissioner and Commander NCD-Central, Anthony Wagambie Junior, said four gunmen posing as customers forced their way into the shop when the security steel door was opened by an employee, held up the Asian manager and stole the cash and a Sig Sauer automatic pistol kept in a drawer inside the shop.

Acting ACP Wagambie Jnr said the firearm theft is worrying and police are now working around the clock to identify the suspects and recover the weapon.

Acting Commissioner condemns police officer’s killing

He has directed additional police reinforcements and detectives to Tari to investigate the shooting.

He said the killers must be arrested and the stolen police issued firearms recovered.

Manning brushed aside suggestions that this could have been payback killing for the alleged police shootings at Erima in the National Capital District.

RPNGC to recruit uni graduates

Police Minister Bryan Kramer mentioned this in Parliament whilst responding to a ‘question without notice’ from East Sepik Governor Allan Bird.

In today’s Parliament sitting, East Sepik Governor Bird asked if there are any plans to plug the gap whilst waiting for new officers to be trained under a two-year program. He is concerned that this gap, which currently exists, and has existed for some time, has contributed to the lack of command and control in the police force.