Man picked up for alleged drug sales

A Mount Hagen man was arrested and charged with drug possession today (November 04th) at Saraga street at 6 mile.

The police picked up the man after they were alerted by members of the community.

Police report that the 26 year old man, who is living with his Kerema in-laws, is being held for questioning at the 6 mile police station.

The man has been charged with one count of drug possession after he was caught with almost 5kg of pre-packaged marijuana.

In another incident a youth was picked up in the area on Monday (2nd November) afternoon after he was spotted by police to be under the influence of homebrew alcohol.

The youth, aged 15, was swearing at people on the road and a police unit was called in to detain him.

6 mile Police Station Commander Bruce Amos has commended the efforts of his police and says that they are working around the clock to ensure that the community in the 6 mile area is kept safe and secure.

Julianna Waeda