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Manus escapee recaptured during raid

Provincial Police Commander, chief inspector David Yapu, said the escapee was terrorising people at the village when they reported the matter to police.

The escapee, Carol Ndreyeh, aged 21 of Lowa village, was serving 17 years at CS for murder when he escaped early this year.

The PPC thanked the team for a job well done.

Meantime, PPC Yapu said police are continuing with their festive operations in the province.

He appealed to residents to behave and celebrate Christmas and New Year peacefully.

Stolen items recovered in Tatana raid

The items were recovered during a police raid at the village over the weekend.

NCD superintendent operations, Michael Tilae, said dinghies were used for the crimes within the space of a month in different areas, including the Napanapa refinery and AES near Roku village. 

Reports were received of thefts being allegedly conducted by men from Tatana however, a raid was not conducted until a warrant of search was obtained last week.

Furthermore, a search could not be conducted due to Tatana being one of the no-go zones for police.

Body parts discovered during Thailand raid

Officers haven't identified the remains found Friday but said they believe the body parts belong to a Caucasian male.

Local police said one officer was hurt in the sting while struggling with one of the suspects over a gun. The officer was hit in the hip area, police said.

Police also recovered 10 passports, according to Maj. Gen. Suwat Chaengyodsuk. He said officers found "certain types of equipment found in the room (that) can be used to produce fake passports."