More suspects in airport heist captured

Two suspects involved in last month’s K1.2m heist have been captured.

The Correctional Service and Police Christmas and New Year Operation in East New Britain Province have led to their apprehension.

The suspects, involved in the K1.2 million heist at the Jackson airport, were captured over the weekend (Saturday).

East New Britain Provincial Police Commander, Joseph Tabali, confirmed with Loop PNG that one the suspects, Dermott Vekinap, from Ambunti, East Sepik province, was spotted and caught by ENB Police in a PMV bus at Nonga junction.

PPC Tabali says he was later questioned and this led to the arrest of the second suspect from Siassi, Morobe province.

Alphonse Lance Moha was sleeping in a house at Kabakada village, along the North Coast Road, when police caught up with him.

“The NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Ben Turi, and NCDC/ Central Police Commander Sylvester Kalaut have both been notified of the arrest of the two suspect and arrangements are underway for them to be brought down to Port Moresby,” says PPC Tabali.

He adds that ENB Police were able to identify the suspects from descriptions sent to them from Boroko’s Crime Investigations Division.

Both suspects are currently detained at the Kokopo police cell, waiting to be transferred to Port Moresby for further investigations into the million kina robbery.

Annette Kora