All Political Rallies Must Be Sanctioned

That is the directive from the Highlands Eastern-end Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Rigga Neggi.

He issued this instruction, when condemning the actions of two Hagen Open electorate candidates, William Duma and James Yoka for the disruption caused to government and commercial services in the heart of Mt Hagen city on Tuesday, June 21.

Commander Neggi said the swift response of the security forces on the ground contained the situation but it could have been much worse.

ACP Wagambie welcomes 126 police reservists to NCD/Central Command

ACP Wagambie Junior said the bulk of the 126 reservists were middle class citizens of various professional backgrounds, including lawyers, engineers, accountants and private entrepreneurs, including a former PNG Defence Force lieutenant.

ACP Wagambie said each of the reservists were subjected to a stringent screening process before they were selected and trained as reservists.

Police Commended For Airport Operations

The Police Composite Team comprising officers from Dog Unit, Airport Police and Six Mile Police provided security operations at the airport.

Upon completion of their engagement in January 2022, NAC Managing Director, Rex Kiponge and the management thanked them for their support.

“Festive operation is very important for NAC as we see increased movement of passengers and different types of activities happening and police have been effective in helping us keep Jackson airport secure and safe for the travelling public,” Mr Kiponge said.

Police on the hunt for woman

The shocking and disturbing video which was posted on the internet shows the adult female sexually assaulting an infant.

Police described the video saying, the 2min 24sec video shows the woman undressing herself before abusing the child.

“This is a sick person who must be found, arrested and locked up. No child is safe around this person,” Commissioner Manning said.

Anyone with any information of the identity of the woman are urged to contact Sergeant Job Eremungo of the Family and Sexual Violence Unit on telephone 76526156.

Firecrackers Are Noise Pollution: Police

East Sepik Provincial Police Commander, Albert Beli is concerned that the noise firecrackers make is disturbing especially at odd hours. He said even during the day when people are not ready for the shots fired, it can cause shock, especially on old people and babies.

PPC Beli made reference to a baby who was shocked and later died at the hospital during the new year celebration in Wewak in 2020. He said the continuous firing of firecrackers shocked the baby and when rushed to the hospital was pronounced dead upon arrival.  

DDA Funds Police Operation

Maprik District Administrator, Joseph Himina and team supported the police with K5700 worth of food for the operation in Maprik district and also assisted them with K30,000 worth of fuel for their operation.

East Sepik Provincial Police Commander, Albert Beli said the support from the government and the business houses show that the community and the police are working together to fight crime in the district and hopes to see a peaceful celebration all the way into the new year.

Men Held For Possessing Drugs, Weapons

They were travelling in a vehicle at the time when pulled over for inspection. The suspects were carrying offensive weapons, which included bush knives, a homemade gun with live ammunition and marijuana. 

AFP to assist RPNG during 2022 NGE

AFP Assistant Commissioner Jamie Straus outlined during the 1st RPNGC 2022 National Election Security Conference today that they will continue to support the RPNGC through the PNG-Australia Partnership.

“I have been briefed on the unique challenges presented by the National Election and the crucial role the Constabulary will perform to support the National Elections,” said Commissioner Strauss.

Commissioner Strauss outlined that the AFP will support the RPNG in;

PNG Assists Solomon Islands Quell Unrest

The deployment follows Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogovare’s urgent plea to closest neighbour PNG to assist contain the civil unrest.


Commissioner Manning said the request was specific to a support to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force to contain the current civil unrest in the city.

Of the 37 contingent, 14 of the personnel were Correctional Service officers, who were trained in Public Order Management during APEC 2018, while the rest are members of the RPNGC.

Onglo commends Saki Bomb Operation

The inter-agency illicit and narcotic investigation team include the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) headed by Assistant Police Commissioner Special Operations, Donald Yamasombi and officers from PNG Customs Services, and personnel from the Australian Federal Police and the United States Department of Homeland Security.

The operation known as the Operation Saki Bomb busted a methamphetamine lab inside the Sanctuary Hotel, owned by Operations Manager Jamie Pang.