Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC)

Locals kill criminals

Provincial Police Commander, Senior Inspector Patterson Birigi said the five suspects were slain by angry relatives, after they found them while hiding in a remote village in Fane LLG.

“The gang led by Awa Pilot was believed to be responsible for various crimes around the Tolokuma area until they met their fate,” said PPC Birigi.

Police initiate peace negotiations

Jiwaka Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Chief Inspector Albert Korin said the fight started on January 4th between the Wika and Waka tribes in Nondugl. The Waka tribe accused the Wika tribe of stealing a pig causing a fight that cost the life of a man from the Waka tribe.

PPC Korin stated that the Wika tribe had refused to surrender the murder suspect, which then caused the tribesman of the deceased (Waka tribe) to organize an attack and killed four men from the Wika tribe.

Students mostly among drug dealers

As per police reports, the hotspot areas where drug offenders are apprehended are at bus stops, betelnut markets and in the settlements.

The records also stated that within a week, more than five people are arrested for drug-related offenses such as consuming, selling, and having in their possession marijuana. 

Those that are arrested are brought to the police stations where they are interrogated and charged accordingly.

Robbery Suspect Captured

The suspect had been in hiding since. It was alleged that during the robbery, the shop Manager of Chinese origin, as well as shop employees, were held up at gunpoint and an undisclosed amount of money stolen from the shop.

Madang Police say the suspect was named According to police some suspects had been

Reservist murdered in Wewak

He was new on the job. East Sepik Provincial Police Commander Superintendent Christopher Tamari said police in Wewak are investigating the matter.

According to the police brief, Silva Bunat, 27 from Shagur Village was attacked by 12 people whose identities have been provided to police by locals.

PPC Tamari said it has been alleged that the twelve, after consuming liquor, went to Bunat`s house and attacked him. He was slashed in his neck several times and died.

Stolen vehicles recovered

Police reported that they were recovered on the same day and in good condition. Police patrol units recovered one at Gerehu and the other at Konebodu.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Silva Sika also urged the public to be more security conscious when moving about the city. 

"Sooner there will be a technology that will be established in the entire city that will enhance police performance. Otherwise I take my hat for every individual member for the resilience in this critical time," Sika said. 

Pari roadblock cleared

The person who was accused of committing the crime was arrested and detained at 6 Mile police station.

Police officers also explained to the local villagers that the suspect will be interviewed and asked that they allow the traveling public to use the road freely. 

The person who led the mob that set up the roadblock was also arrested and detained, while the others were sternly warned not to take the law into their own hands. 

Take pride in your uniform: Wagambie

Assistant Commissioner Of Police for NCD and Central Province Anthony Wagambie Jr was guest of honour at the parade. He told the assembled officers that this year (2023) he will be strict with discipline and attendance of police officers in his command.

"This is a new year and this year for the division is for discipline and attendance. For the first three months, we are going to monitor you all and NCD Metsupt and PPC Central had been tasked to do that,” he said. “Basically, you must be committed to what you are doing daily by getting back to the basics.”

China man to be deported

According to East Sepik Provincial Police Commander Superientenat Christopher Tamari the Chinese Businessman namely Tuan Chen who owns the King's Club near the Old Airstrip near Nuiguo was arrested and charged with having in his possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Tamari said on December 11, 2021, he was arrested and charged under Section 27 (1) (a) of the Firearms Act, Chapter 310. He further added that on December 16, 2022, Chen appeared at the Wewak District court and was convicted by the court.

Drug smuggler escapes, marijuana seized

Provincial Police Commander, Superintendent David Seine Jr confirmed that the police officers from the Madang Water Police section retrieved the marijuana after all the vehicles had left the checkpoint area. He said the marijuana weighed about 50 kilograms. 

PPC Seine Jr said since the set-up of the checkpoint many drug offenders had been arrested and convicted, and are now serving their jail terms.