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. 

Men caught smuggling KFC into lockdown-hit Auckland

The men were charged with breaching the country's tough COVID-19 rules.

Under Auckland's strict Level 4 lockdown, all restaurants, including take-away services, remain closed.

Police said the men, aged 23 and 30, had travelled from Hamilton, about 75 miles south of Auckland.

A police spokesperson told the BBC that officers made the arrest after they noticed a suspicious looking vehicle travelling on a gravel road on the outskirts of the city.

Sheppard’s second arrest

This is the lawyer’s second arrest following his involvement with K52 million belonging to the Western Province People’s Dividends Community Mine Continuation Agreement Trust Fund.

In a statement, Police alleged that Sheppard was involved directly in unlawfully transferring K52 million from K268 million belonging to the Western Province People’s Dividends Community Mine Continuation Agreement Funds belonging to the landowners of the Ok Tedi Mine.

Former Barca boss arrested

A regional police spokeswoman confirmed several arrests had been made following an investigation by the force's financial crimes unit, without confirming the number of arrests made or their identities.

The investigation stems from the 'Barcagate' affair which was unearthed last year by Cadena Ser and revealed the club had contracted marketing consultancy I3 Ventures to monitor social media activity.

O’Neill questioned over purchase of generators: Police

Assistant Commissioner Crimes, Hodges Ette, confirmed that O’Neill was brought in for questioning this afternoon upon his return from Brisbane, Australia.

ACP Hodges said all COVID-19 protocols were strictly observed when O’Neill was brought in for questioning.

Police allege that: