Arrest

Task Force Team arrests police officers over assault

The two were identified as Aidan Hevoho, 31, who is a policeman attached with the Waigani Support Unit, and Lesley Aihi, 31, a Police Reservist also based at the Waigani Police Station in Port Moresby.

Police allege that on January 1st 2019, at around 3.30pm, both accused drove over to Andrew Tambiri’s residence at Waigani in a white five door motor vehicle with no registration number and assaulted Tambiri and another person, namely Handabe Rex.

Russian arrested in CNMI over military equipment scheme

Court documents showed Dmitrii Makarenko was arrested in Saipan in December and will be brought to the US to be tried.

In 2017, Dmitrii Makarenko was charged in Florida with conspiring and attempting to export defense articles without a license and money laundering.

Florida's Southern District Court issued a warrant for his arrest on the same day.

Late last month, Mr Makarenko was arrested, and he appeared in the US District Court for the Northern Marianas on December 31.

Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona granted a motion to transfer him to Florida.

Chinese men arrested for allegedly selling fake beer

The suspects, Wan Yen Bing, 51, and Wang Yuanyan, are both from the Fujian province of China.

Office in Charge of the Policing the Police Task Force Team (PPTFT), Senior Sergeant Apollos Terry, said his team began investigating the matter when an officer of Eliseo, a wholesale business in the NCD, laid an official complaint with his team.

“The company was concerned that it was named by SP Brewery in a newspaper advertisement as being one of the distributors of the fake beer,” Senior Sergeant Terry said.

Policeman gets 18 years’ jail time

These were the remarks of Acting Judge Nicholas Miviri of the Kimbe National Court when he recently sentenced a 39-year-old First Constable, attached with the criminal investigation drug squad in Kimbe, to 18 years in jail.

From Simbu, the officer was one of those responsible for a police brutality case, witnessed by the public in the heart of Kimbe town.

Paul Karl, from Kurumugl village, Kundiawa, was part of a group of policemen assisting Kimbe town officials clean the town on 8 April 2011, near Ela Motors, when the deceased, Emil Gare, spit out betelnut.

Kokopo cops found guilty

The policemen received a tip off of marijuana being cultivated at the deceased, Wesley Kenny’s block.

During the search, the deceased was severely beaten up by the officers. As a result, he sustained life threatening injuries which subsequently led to his death.

Joe Ngotngot, Eric John, Jack Bemau and David Haro pleaded not guilty when their case went for trial before Acting Judge David Susame.

They denied assaulting the deceased and inflicting injuries on him.

Evidence from prosecution did not prove a wilful murder case but that of manslaughter.

Abusive cops arrested: Baki

Baki said the two policemen (named) attached to the Police Airborne Tactical Unit (ATU) were presented by their commanding officer to the Police Internal Affairs Directorate where they were charged with assault occasioning bodily harm under the Criminal Code Act.

“They were also charged administratively with four serious disciplinary charges under the Police Force Act and suspended from active duties,” Commissioner Baki said.

The video of the assault of the teenager had gone viral on social media, causing public uproar.

Suspects arrested, detained over drug possession

The officer in charge (OIC) of the Gordon’s Minor Crime, Senior Sergeant Apollos Terry, said the three suspects were caught allegedly with various quantities of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine at the Vadavada Lodge in Port Moresby last week.

He added that the suspects also allegedly had a set of precision tools suggesting the substances were being mixed, distilled and brewed for use. They also had syringes, test tubes and others accessories as well, according to Senior Sergeant Terry.

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Fraud team arrests Engan man

Pengal Isaac, 34, was arrested on the 19th of July in Port Moresby.

It is alleged between the 1st of July 2018 and 18 July 2018, he was employed by OM Holdings Limited as admin officer.

His responsibility involved preparing timesheets and assist the camp manager in any administrative roles.

During the period in question, Isaac falsely did timesheets for two former employees of the company who had left a year ago. 

He submitted the timesheets for K1,268 to the payroll section for payment.  

17 and on the run

He has been on the run for months now, after being falsely accused of stealing from his employer.

He was a carrier for a local businesswoman named *Mary. He’d carry her second-hand clothes bales daily, to and from her place to the market. Second-hand clothing is a popular and demanding market in the country, and makes good money.

Larry’s engagement wasn’t long before one of the bales went missing. Blaming Larry, Mary had him arrested, charged and thrown in jail.