New crime unit opened

The National,Wednesday June 29th, 2016

All crimes involving overseas connections can now be dealt at the new Transnational Crime Unit in Madang.
The new unit was opened last Friday by Peter Fennel, the First Secretary Law and Justice Programme at the Australian High Commission, and Assistant Police Commissioner Northern command Peter Guinness.
Madang provincial police commander Superintendent Jacob Singura said it was an important unit established in the station.
He said Madang had many expatriates.
“When they come in, we don’t know who they are and where they come from. That is why this establishment is timely,” Singura said.
Guinness said it was important to address transnational crime in PNG in partnership with other law enforcement agencies in this age of information technology.
“Beside the genuine investors looking for opportunities to engage in businesses, organise crimes are also doing the same,” he said.
He said some people arrested were not new criminals but old ones who had changed their style of committing crime “making police work difficult”. He said PNG was now part of the global community and must share intelligence with partners overseas.