Police hope to recover seized trucks with LNG cargo

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HELA police commander Michael Welly, pictured, says they will make a final move today to negotiate with people holding up 10 trucks carrying cargo to the LNG project to release them.
The dispute arose between the people of Poroma in Southern Highlands and the people of Angore in Hela over the death of a man from Poroma in a road accident.
His relatives want the Angore people, where the driver comes from, to pay K3 million in compensation.
They held up 10 trucks belonging to Trans Wonderland Limited.
Welly told The National yesterday that the trucking company and its managing director Larry Andagali had nothing to do with the road accident and the compensation claim.
“So tomorrow (today) we will make a final try to retrieve the trucks,” he said.
He urged the people to show respect.
“I urge the people of Angore and Poroma to show some respect,” Welly said.
“The demand of K3 million is just too much. It is something we have never done in this country.
“I have already advised the peace and good order committees from both provinces to look into the matter.
“We are going to meet tomorrow (today).”
Welly, said the Poroma people had promised to hand over the keys to the trucks today.