Forces in district to address law, order issues

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A TEAM of 12 officers from the Special Services Division (SSD) and 12 officers from the PNG Defence Force Engineering Battalion in Port Moresby and Lae are in Finschhafen, Morobe, working to address law and order issues and work on improving road infrastructure.
Local MP Rainbo Paita said five police outposts had been bought as part of law and order rehabilitation, the outposts are ready to be shipped to Finschhafen and set up in each local level government.
“Next, we will be purchasing five vehicles for each of the police post,” Paita said.
“Thank you to the SSD and the PNGDF for the joint operation with Finschhafen police and the district to curb rising law and order (issues) in the district.”
Paita said so far the Pindiu Highway was taking shape with China Railway International Group and PNGDF working towards completing the road.
Police on the ground reported that heavy rain had restricted movement on some days, but work continued. Local police also reported seeing change on the ground with 100 pieces of homebrew equipment handed over to police along with one homemade firearm.
Fifteen men were charged with various crimes related to the seizure of items.
Police on the ground said from the 15, four cases were referred to the Criminal Investigation Division unit in Finschhafen and the other 11 had been charged and were waiting to appear in court in Lae.

One thought on “Forces in district to address law, order issues

  • So the government can move to restore peace and good order if it wants to.
    Why then no such actions to return Lavongai Island in New Ireland Province to normality when there have been 100 murders and hundreds of families displaced by the violence?

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