Man apprehended for possession of unlicensed gun and ammunition

Central Provincial Police Commander Acting Superintendent Laimo Asi confirmed that the man is now detained in the cell awaiting court.

PPC Asi said the man was intercepted along the Hiritano Highway by the Doa Police personnel whist traveling in a vehicle. 

Police were quick to respond to the information provided by another police unit, stopped the vehicle, searched the suspect and discovered the shotgun and bullets.

When condemning the act, Asi said the use of guns had taken lives of many people and people who want to carry guns must have it licensed.

Crew of NZ yacht arrested in Fiji

Customs said a search of the boat led to the seizure of a large quantity of a mix of ammunition.

Revenue and Custom chief executive Visvanath Das said the agency's intelligence and profiling processes were determining high-risk vessels and collaborative efforts with Fiji police and the navy led to the seizure.

He said customs last weekend discovered a massive drug find on an Australian-based yacht and now officers had exposed another smuggling attempt.

Police officer arraigned in court

This same pistol was allegedly used in the K1.2 million robbery at the Tropic Air Terminal on Nov 3, 2016.

The 44-year-old Steven Numbos of Kragur village, Wewak, East Sepik Province appeared before Magistrate Alex Kalandi with his lawyer on Wednesday where his two charges were read and explained to him in court.

Arrested on Dec 30, 2016, he was charged with being in possession of ammunition without license and being in possession of a pistol without license under the Firearms Act.