Western reports drug arrests

A man from Gulf has been arrested and charged for being in possession of drugs in Daru, Western province.

The suspect 34 from Malalaua was picked up by a patrol unit on Friday the 9th of October after they received a tip off.

The suspect was found with K900 worth of marijuana and was alleged to have travelled into Daru to meet up with traders in the area.

The man has been charged and is  now behind bars.

In another drug bust, a mother of two aged 27 from the Daru area was also apprehended with about 10kg of marijuana on Wednesday the 7th of October.

The woman was alleged to have been holding the drugs at her home for her Hagen boyfriend who is alleged to be a drug dealer

Police now have the woman in custody and are looking into trying to locate the Hagen man who has been on the run since his girlfriend’s arrest last week.

Police report that the woman will be charged with drug possession.

Julianna Waeda