Port Moresby roadblock 2016

What drivers can expect when being pulled over

Assistant Commissioner of Traffic, Jerry Frank, says there is a clear demarcation between civilian road safety officers and traffic police.

Frank made this statement when reiterating calls made by the NCD Metropolitan police commander Ben Turi that no officers, whether with Motor Vehicles Insurance Limited (MVIL) or police, are regulated under any traffic act to remove licences.

He says if the offenders have committed an offense then they should be dealt with under the law rather than have their licences taken.

Businessman found with illegal firearm at Pom road check

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Ben Turi says the businessman will be going in for further questioning about how the unlicensed firearm ended up in his possession.

“We are looking to get to the bottom of where he got this firearm from; the bullets are alleged to be from the PNGDF armoury.”

PNGDF has been alerted and investigations are underway to find out who sold the pistol and bullets to the businessman.

Turi thanks officers on duty for confiscating the firearm during these routine checks.