Over 70 young men, women surrender weapons

People at risk of becoming involved in crimes including armed robbery, drug trafficking, burglary and petty theft were among the 72 who handed in 25 weapons including homemade guns as well as knives, significant quantities of drugs and home brewing gear in a series of surrender ceremonies within Popondetta recently. The weapons, drugs and equipment were collected by police for disposal and destruction.

Manus Police: ‘Bring sons in’

The appeal was made today by  Acting provincial police commander Senior Inspector David Yapu, after the suspects, known to police, broke into a house at the upper area of ward 5, Lorengau,  and walked away with K7,497 cash monies.

PPC Yapu said about five suspects armed with a home- made gun and bush knives reportedly broke into the house on Wednesday January 4.

This allegedly took place while the occupants of the house were out.

“Suspects are known to police and police will be arresting them soon.”