Another suspect in cigarette robbery caught

Suspect Ishmael Omohae, 41, from Aivau village, Ihu District in Gulf Province, was caught conveying cartons of the stolen cigarettes on 21 January 2019 in a white CRV motor vehicle.

This happened two days after Choulai Wholesale at Badili reported that their delivery truck loaded with 150 cartons of Cambridge cigarettes worth K1.5 million was allegedly held up by criminals in a dark blue five door and a brown ten seater, who stole all the cartons of cigarettes.

Suspects charged over Choulai stolen cigarettes

Gabriel Bona and Christine Kamel were arrested and charged for receiving and being in possession of the stolen cigarettes.

They were apprehended and charged last week, after the cartons of cigarettes were found in their residence at Tokarara in the National Capital District (NCD).

Seventy-five of the 160 cartons of cigarettes stolen from Choulai, a wholesale outlet in Port Moresby, were recovered by the PPTFT last Monday.

The K1.5 million worth of Cambridge cigarette cartons were stolen at 11am on Saturday 19 January, at Two-Mile Hill.