19-year-old among armed robbery suspects

It was alleged that the robbery occurred between 11pm and 12 midnight along the Magi Highway.

According to the police report, the suspects, armed with firearms, robbed passengers of a vehicle that was travelling to the village.

Police investigated the incident and identified the suspects. Four were arrested and charged for the offence. Others are still on the run.

Central Provincial Police Commander Acting Superintendent Laimo Asi confirmed this, adding that the suspects are from his village.

Man busted producing marijuana

According to the village leaders and the police officers, the suspect is now being detained in the police station at 15 Mile. He had been cultivating marijuana plants in his garden, and also being involved in a lot of crimes in the village.

Central Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector Laimo Asi affirmed that 28 marijuana plants that the alleged suspect had planted were uprooted by the police after communication with the village leaders.

Police officers slapped with murder charges

Police officers Joseph Ronnie 29, Sebilen Saluai 32, Mel Taime 25, Wayne Tali 23, Christopher Tokana 34, Wanpis Bone 27 and Fredderic Seri 33 were all charged for murder under Section 300 Subsection 1 of the Criminal Code.

They appeared at the court this morning from custody for the alleged murder of 18-year-old Kimoli Dagoba on the 27th of November 2023 at Gordons, in what appears to be a police brutality case.

Six detained for possession of meth

They were detained by a joint squad of Australian Federal Police and the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary Police officers in late November and early this month.

Five suspects were arrested in Mabaduan in Daru Province on various dates, and one was arrested in Port Moresby on December 01st.

Drug smuggling high along highway

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector Jeffrey Lemb is concerned that a lot of drugs are coming down from the Highlands through the new Kikori- Southern Highlands highway since opening last year.

“Some of the drugs are transported further up to Kerema and to NCD for cash trade. However, most we believe are exchanged with illegal firearms from neighbouring Western Province and locals as well,” said PPC Lemb.

Police apprehend suspect with Defective Pistol

The suspect was promptly apprehended and detained by the police team, under the leadership of Constable Jason Walei, and the firearm recovered from the suspect is a Glock 19 semi-automatic pistol.

The arrest took place at the bustling Koki Market, where the suspect, a young man from Chimbu Province, was found carrying the weapon during a stop-and-frisk procedure conducted by the police officers.

Police officer arrested

According to Assistant Commissioner Highlands Eastern End Division, Rigga Neggi, the officer was charged with one count of Dangerous Driving Causing Death under Section 328 of the Criminal Code Act, and one count of Dangerous Driving Causing Grievous Bodily Harm.

The officer is currently in police custody, awaiting his appearance before the Committal Court in the Mount Hagen District Court.

Dr. Kwa refused bail

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Chief Inspector Silva Sika said police refused to grant a police bail, as the alleged crime he had committed was serious in nature. 

Dr. Kwa was charged under the Criminal Code Act (section 328) for dangerous driving causing death. 

MetSup Sika said" no one is above the law and therefore due processes must be followed”. 
It is alleged that on October 17th 2022, Dr. Kwa was involved in road accident along the Hiritano Highway in which a woman tragically died from injuries she sustained from the accident. 

Man arrested for wife’s murder

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Silva Sika confirmed that the man is the late woman's husband.

Sika also stated that the man was on the run after committing the offence. He said he was finally caught and is now detained at the Hohola Police Station cell.
"He will be questioned about the crime committed and will be charged accordingly. I want to commend the hard working officers who did the dawn raid and apprehended the suspect,” Sika said. 

Madang police arrest murder suspect

Provincial Police Commander Superintendent David Seine Jr said one of the suspects was arrested on the same day, while the other who is alleged to be the main suspect was on the run until his apprehension by the police officers from Walium. 

PPC Seine Jr said according to a police brief, it was alleged that the deceased identified as Newman James adult male from Waput village was at Naru to organise a soccer tournament when he was stabbed to death.