Robert Wane

Airport police boosted

Speaking to Jacksons Airport Police Station Commander, Robert Wane said an additional manpower of 60 men will be given to his command trained especially for the aviation and they will be based at the Jacksons domestic and international airport.

“The will join the existing manpower of 100 that is currently existing rostered on a 24/7 basis.”

PCS Wane said the new Jacksons Airport Police station now is seen to have an impact of the officer’s performance at the airport boosting their moral to work efficiently and effectively.

K1.2 million airport robbery vehicle recovered

Believed to be an inside job, the armed men drove off the airport in a white Ford Ranger XLT which was discovered a day later at Five-Mile- Erima area.

Airport commander Robert Wane says the suspects are alleged to have crashed the Ford Ranger there after shifting the money to two Toyota Land Cruisers and taking off.

The suspects however are still at large and police are still investigating the whereabouts of the money and the suspects.

​Armed Robbery Suspects still at Large

K1.2M belonging was confirmed to have been taken by five armed suspects.

Police believe that the robbery was an inside job as they walked in undetected knowing exactly where the money was in the loading terminal.

Airport Commander Robert Wane says the money was left at the airport on the previous day (Wednesday) and was in the process of being loaded into the chartered plane yesterday morning when the armed men held up the staff.

Update: Robbers dash off with K1.2m at Jacksons domestic airport

Airport Commander Robert Wane confirmed with Loop PNG this afternoon that a cash amount of K1.2 million was stolen.

The money was on its way to Kiunga in Daru.

The five suspects came in a white Ford Ranger.

Two waited in the car at the airport car park while three of the suspects, armed with pistols walked into the domestic terminal dressed in brown khaki disguised as guards.

They headed straight for the Tropic Air counter and departure lounge where the money was checked in to be loaded into the charted flight.

Security detail discussed in preparation of major events

The workshop is about coordination between all security agencies based at the Jacksons Airport

Security personnel from different stakeholder agencies like CASA, Police, National Airport Corporation (NAC), Air Niugini security as well as other security agents who are based at the airport all took part in the one day workshop.

The training covered how and which stakeholder would play a lead role in security and protection of the major events that PNG will be hosting in the city.

Airport police intercept mustard bags

Airport Police Station Commander Robert Wane informed PNG Loop that the haul with a street value worth K45,000 was intercepted in a tip-off to police.

The Chimbu man and Wabag woman who accompanied the bags expressed shock as they claim they had an arrangement with the third level airline company Nuigini Aviation.

The woman says they chartered a plane for K6,600 and spent close to K8,000 to buy the daka.