Lae Metropolitan Superintendent

Police tighten grip on West Taraka criminal elements

While on the run, they are armed with weapons in the West Taraka area causing residents in the area and the surrounding community to live in fear.

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr says there are many more good people living in this area but they have been living with fear from criminal elements.

“I appeal to them for their cooperation so that we can all work together to take way this tag of “Wild West” from West Taraka as everyone has a right to move about freely without being held at ransom by a few criminals,” Wagambie Jnr said.

Lae public commended for quiet show weekend

Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said it has always been challenging for police to ensure order during the annual event but this year was well handled by the police operations executed by his men and women.

He said while police were deployed in and outside the showground, there was order inside despite public frustrations of gaining entry because those under the influence of liquor were refused entry.

A two-day liquor ban was imposed yet many frustrated showgoers denied entry into the show grounds were drunkards

Lae residents in PNG colors

Lae MP Loujaya Kouza in addressing the people of Lae city during the 41st Independence anniversary celebrations at the Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium admitted that there were problems deterring day to day operations of the Police force but with a young head like Wagambie, he is able to lead his 200 plus men.

“To have a young man like you Met Supt to tame 200 plus man in Morobe is not an easy road but you have managed to tackle law and order in the province with what you have,” Ms Kouza said.

Police arrest graphic artist in relation to fake licences

This was a result of Lae Traffic police intercepting two drivers’ fake licenses and PMV drivers’ permits.

In a statement, Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said: “Lae Traffic Police and Road Safety officers were conducting random roadblocks, checking drivers' licences, unroadworthy vehicles and registration, when they came across two PMVs, of whom the drivers had a fake licence and permits”.

He says at first glance, the licence looks exactly like the ones being issued by the Traffic Registry.