The vehicle was donated by Port Moresby based wholesale company, Choulai Trading Company, in appreciation for the efforts of the Policing the Police Task Force Team (PPTFT) in recovering 76 of the 150 boxes of cigarettes stolen from the company whilst in transit.
Commissioner Baki, in handing over the keys to Senior Sergeant Apollos Terry, Officer in Charge of the Gordon’s Minor Crimes and head of the PPTFT, encouraged the team to continue the excellent efforts.
Baki urged the team to take care of the vehicle so that it will assist them in the discharge of their policing duties.
The vehicle was donated to the Police Department about two weeks ago and was given a government number plate and badged with the police logo. A spokesman for Choulai Trading Company said during the presentation that the company is appreciative of the efforts of police and decided to donate the vehicle which will help a wider community.
“I must commend the policemen who refused to accept the K100,000 cash reward which we offered and this gives us great confidence in the Police Force. Businesses and people in PNG will flourish and prosper if the law is strong and the police are effective,” the spokesman said.
Commissioner Baki thanked Choulai Trading Company for its generosity. He said he had made the decision to present the vehicle to the Gordon’s Minor Crimes, which does not have a car at the moment but has performed exceptionally well thus far.