K30,00 worth of drugs seized in Lae

Marijuana with a street value of K30,000 was seized and five suspects arrested by Police in Lae, Morobe Province on Thursday.

Lae Police Boss Anthony Wagambie Jnr said the drugs were destined for Kimbe, West New Britain Province.       

“The five suspects were apprehended on board a double cab Nissan Navara with the bags of drugs on board. Police CID tailed them and intercepted them.

“The prime suspect admitted to Police that he had bought the drugs from Goroka for K1,500 and wanted to take it to Kimbe to have it sold.

“The street value of the drugs at Kimbe would most likely be more than K30,000 if sold at K1 rolls,” Wagambie Jnr said.   

He added that it was the second drug bust in two weeks.

“Just last week male suspect from Raluana Village in East New Britain was apprehended at the (Lae) Wharf when trying to transport drugs on the MV Chebu to ENB.  I commend the security firm and staff there for detecting this,” Wagambie Jnr said.


Charles Yapumi