Businessman found with illegal firearm at Pom road check

A pistol was removed from a local businessman whilst police were doing their routine road blocks and checks at the Five-Mile/Six-Mile roundabout and the new road leading to Erima in Port Moresby.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Ben Turi says the businessman will be going in for further questioning about how the unlicensed firearm ended up in his possession.

“We are looking to get to the bottom of where he got this firearm from; the bullets are alleged to be from the PNGDF armoury.”

PNGDF has been alerted and investigations are underway to find out who sold the pistol and bullets to the businessman.

Turi thanks officers on duty for confiscating the firearm during these routine checks.

Police have been conducting night road blocks and searches in different parts of Port Moresby since the start of last week.

These checks will continue for the next couple of weeks, leading up to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup next month.

Moving vehicles are advised to stop at these check points for the police to give a quick run-down before they can pass.

Annette Kora