Police nab youths selling drugs

Mark Yape and Tom Ipe aged 16 and 17 were arrested with about 10 kg worth of marijuana near the car wash area.

The two were intercepted by police who have been monitoring the drains outside of the Kone Tigers oval area.

The area has been under surveillance after tip-offs that there illegal drug sales were being carried out there.

Police picked them up with prepacked drugs around 10am this morning.

The two are now at the Boroko juvenile cells waiting to be charged.


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​Drug and home brew arrests at 9 mile

The two men, aged 25 and 38, were arrested with almost 5kg of marijuana after police were tipped off by members of the community.

Police report that the two men are now being detained and will most likely be charged with drug possession and intent to sell.

Meantime, two youths from Goilala in Central Province were picked up around the nine mile area at lunch time today.

The two, aged 15 and 17, were under the influence of home brew alcohol and trying to pick fights with passengers at the main bus stop area.

Both youths are now at the Boroko police cells.

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Provincial Police Commander Albert Beli says drugs and sorcery related violence are two major issues for the province.

“I encourage village people (to report) incidents of sorcery related issues so that authorities can help prevent deaths or tribal fights,” he says.

Beli says these two issues need to be addressed properly by authorities, especially sorcery.

He says people need to know that sorcery is only a belief that was practised before and passed on through generations.

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The suspect 34 from Malalaua was picked up by a patrol unit on Friday the 9th of October after they received a tip off.

The suspect was found with K900 worth of marijuana and was alleged to have travelled into Daru to meet up with traders in the area.

The man has been charged and is  now behind bars.

In another drug bust, a mother of two aged 27 from the Daru area was also apprehended with about 10kg of marijuana on Wednesday the 7th of October.

Men picked up for drugs

The two men aged 34 and 45 were picked up with almost 5kg worth of marijuana on them.

Both men are in Boroko police custody.

Meantime, two more Goilala youths aged 17 and 16 were picked up at the 5 mile Jack Pidik park with 1kg of marijuana later in the afternoon.

The two youths are also now at the Boroko police station.

All the men will be charged with drug possession and intent to sell.