FIFA security

Defence Force units in place for FIFA

Hence the need to upgrade, and maintain its responsive tactical teams in the event that it is called on to provide “on-the-ground” assistant to the normal security response from police.

PNGDF Commander Brigadier General Gilbert Toropo says the army is working alongside its military bilateral and multilateral partners such as Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

 Toropo says that training for such a specialised reconnaissance unit has been years in the making for the force in anticipation for FIFA, Election and APEC needs.

Traffic police steps up in for FIFA games

Assistant police commissioner of traffic operations Jerry Frank informed PNG Loop that all pre-operation orders have been issued to all units around the nation’s capital.

Frank advises all Moresby city residents to be mindful of the two week international sporting event that will take place in the city.

He says that police officers have all been briefed and are carrying out prerequisite operations leading up to the November 11 start of event.

FIFA security checks get under way for games

The Dog Unit as well as a team of officers specialising in bombs and explosives started off search at the Sir John Guise Stadium splitting up into small search parties to do a thorough search of the gaming venue.

RPNGC Officer in Charge Dog Unit Commander Leuth Nidung told Loop PNG this afternoon that they were also at the international Airport early this morning to do clearance checks.

The team from Venezuela arrived this morning.