Duo detained for transnational criminal acts

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Police have detained an Indonesian and a Papua New Guinean in Western for alleged transnational criminal activities.
South Fly police commander Brian Kombe said yesterday they arrested these suspects at Wario-Bodoro village along the Fly River.
“We have also confiscated pornographic materials, marijuana, three dinghies, five outboard motor engines, 12 large fishing nets with floaters and other Indonesian-made store goods,” he said.
“Three other Indonesians escaped from us by diving into the flooded Fly River and swimming away.
“We told the villagers to find them and bring them to us.”
Kombe said there needed to be cooperation with other border agencies to curb down transnational criminal activities in Western.
“The provincial government, PNG Customs, PNG Immigration and Citizenship Services Authority, PNG Defence Force and others need to be activity involved in implementing their respective constitutional duties,” he said.
“That’s the only way to seriously address this problem in the province.
“Unfortunately, it seems that locals are facilitating illegal trading because they are not cooperating with us to report such activities.”