According to the report, the two refugees were outside of the refugee processing centre in a settlement at Lorengau, Manus. They were only out to join New Year celebrations.
Knight said the fellows that were arrested are persons of interest in a drug ring on site. They were allegedly harassing women and blocking traffic, as well as acting very violent.
Knight said he stopped the public from retaliating and called police.
“Police advised immigration and two officers went to try and take them back to Lombrum. They were assaulted,” claimed the Manus MP.