Notorious Taraka changing: Lae Police boss

Lae Police Boss, Anthony Wagambie Jnr says police operation in the notorious West Taraka suburb is now seeing results.

He made the comments after his command intercepted and recovered four boxes, containing four dynamite sticks last Saturday at West Taraka.   

The Lae Metropolitan Superintendent said the five suspects upon seeing policemen pursing them escaped and dropped the four boxes, containing 100 dynamite sticks.   

“Bomb experts from PNGDF were called in and inspected and confirmed that this is very dangerous product sitting in public. The bomb can be ignited and set off anytime, as all fittings were packed into the boxes,” Wagambie Jnr said.

He praised police personnel of continuing to do a great job despite threats issued to them by criminals operating out of West Taraka.    

“I commend the senior police officer, who was off duty at the time the call came and arranged for the intercept of the explosives.

“Police operations into West Taraka destabilized criminal links and operations there. They are now moving out of the area.

“Police will keep on working on it to ensure that Taraka loses the Wild West tag and becomes a better place for people live in,” Wagambie Jnr said.  Anthony Wagambie Jnr

Charles Yapumi