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Better policing for Lae residents

With the 2017 National General Elections at an end, Lae Police will get back into the business of providing better policing services for residents.

Better policing for Lae residents

Manpower was stretched during the election period, which has affected general policing but now that it’s over, the normal swing of duties will resume.

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, says Police Station Commanders and Unit Commanders have been directed to step up on proactive policing.

This will include: Stepping up of footbeat patrols, not only at shopping centres and bus stops, but also residential areas and settlements; Advertising of their toll free emergency telephone number; and utilising the FB page so that the public can access information.

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The full strength squad will come under the command of PPC EHP Superintendent Alex NDrasal during this period. 
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Police apprehend two suspects with offensive weapons

The suspects had in their possession a homemade gun, hunting knife and live ammunition.

They were apprehended at the back of Huonville Primary School

This area has been prone to armed hold up on motor vehicles and pedestrians.

Lae Police Boss, Anthony Wagambie Jnr confirmed that the two have been arrested, charged and locked up.

He said Police stations in Lae have been putting their members out on foot beat more often now in hotspot areas.

The two suspects definitely had the intention of committing a crime when they were apprehended by Police.

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Lae Police foot beat unit members were in for a surprise following a bust of two suspects in possession of rolled marijuana which they were about to sell. 


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Lae Police launches emergency toll free number

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr when officially launching the toll free emergency number thanked Digicel for the partnership with the police to fight crime in Lae city.

“This marks a milestone achievement for Lae Police by going into partnership with Digicel in providing an effective avenue in enabling the general public to reach Police when there is an emergency.

Good detective work pays off

Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said two factory made pistols were recovered last Saturday.

The first pistol was recovered at 13A Market, Bumbu, after Police searched three men in a parked vehicle.

The police boss said detectives spotted one of the men, who matched the description of a suspect that was involved in an armed robbery at a wholesale company earlier this year.

“A quick search found a factory made pistol .9mm calibre and live bullets,” stated Wagambie Jnr.

Police recover stolen shotgun

Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said the factory made pistol grip shotgun belongs to Nadzab Police was recovered by Police Criminal Investigation Department last week in the Morobe provincial capital.

“We had been tracing that gun for some time after it was stolen from Nadzab Police following an armed robbery last year, where the principal of a secondary school was held up and large amount of money belonging to the school stolen,” Wagambie Jnr said.

He said the gun was taken from the policeman who was providing escort to the school principal.

Photos of escapees on police Facebook page

Those whose photos have been posted on the Facebook page are those that had passed through the Lae police holding cell and had their photos taken on the Cell Management System. However,  those who went through prior to the CMS was set up did not have any photos available.

A total of 41 prisoners are still at large after the recent breakout at Buimo jail Friday May 12, in Lae.