East New Britain Provincial Police Commander

ENB preventive measures still maintained

The provincial police commander has reported a general adherence to protocol by residents.

East New Britain provincial police commander, Joseph Tabali, said a majority of residents are following the preventive measures that have been put in place, including the setting up of roadblocks at strategic locations and the 8pm to 7am curfew.

PPC Tabali however, is discouraging locals from setting up roadblocks along the main roads. They are only allowed to block entry points leading into their respective wards.

Kokopo arrests: Election manager confirms documents’ validity

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Joseph Tabali said the provincial election manager, Joap Voivoi, was called in to confirm the validity of the documents when he was surprised to see tally sheets and electoral roll forms.

Police are now liaising with the Electoral Commissioner for the appropriate charges to be laid against the soldiers.

“PNGDF heads in Port Moresby have been made aware of the situation,” states Tabali.

He adds that they are now waiting on arrangements to be made for the soldiers to return to Port Moresby soon for further questioning.

More suspects in airport heist captured

The Correctional Service and Police Christmas and New Year Operation in East New Britain Province have led to their apprehension.

The suspects, involved in the K1.2 million heist at the Jackson airport, were captured over the weekend (Saturday).

East New Britain Provincial Police Commander, Joseph Tabali, confirmed with Loop PNG that one the suspects, Dermott Vekinap, from Ambunti, East Sepik province, was spotted and caught by ENB Police in a PMV bus at Nonga junction.