Anthony Wagambie

Photos of escapees on police Facebook page

Those whose photos have been posted on the Facebook page are those that had passed through the Lae police holding cell and had their photos taken on the Cell Management System. However,  those who went through prior to the CMS was set up did not have any photos available.

A total of 41 prisoners are still at large after the recent breakout at Buimo jail Friday May 12, in Lae.

K30,00 worth of drugs seized in Lae

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.   

Robbers escaped in a getaway vehicle

About five armed men walked into the premises at around 10am in the pretext of being customers and went straight to the administration office, held up workers and made off with a substantial amount of cash in a waiting vehicle.  

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said the gang were armed with factory and homemade guns and execute the robbery with precise within 10 minutes.

“Police were informed after this had happened but by then the suspects had already gone to the nearby seafront where they boarded a waiting dinghy and made the getaway.”

Lae police get tough on counterfeit products

He made this comment after Lae Police confiscated counterfeit shoes and charged a man of Asian origin.

The 690 shoes would have fetched a handsome K500, 000 if sold on the shelves. 

The original blue and grey-colored adult footwear are labelled as GM 23 GOLDMINE while the counterfeit children’s footwear is branded as GM 21 goldmine.

The shop was recently built and commenced operations on July 8, 2016.

Wagambie Jnr reminds officers of their roles

Speaking to police officers during the Metropolitan Superintendent Midyear parade, Lae Police Boss Anthony Wagambie Jnr say police must maintain law and order to ensure that investments thrive.

“Investments will help create more jobs which will get people off the streets,” Wagambie Jnr says.

He says investments and workers’ pay tax to the government and this tax will later be used by the government to provide basic services to our people.

He added that as police officer must look at the broader picture on our importance and must perform to the expected standards.

Lae police operations in full force

Lae Metropolitan Police Commander Anthony Wagambie says that his personnel will cover all parts of the city including Bumayong and West Taraka.

He assures that police have good support for the law and order committees within the community, supported by their ward councillor.

Wagambie has also commended the communities who have organized themselves to assist police in patrolling their areas as well as keeping a look out for troublemakers.

Promoted police challenged to prove worth

Lae Metropolitan Police Commander Anthony Wagambie junior made these remarks in light of new Police Promotions Board results being released.

Wagambie thanked the Police Commissioner and his two deputies for approving his promotion to the rank of Chief Superintendant as well.

He says that this is a motivating factor which has made him more motivated to do more for Lae, policing while at the same time he also challenged all the rank and file who were promoted to prove their worth with their promotions.