Stolen firearms found

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The National, Thursday 18th April 2013


POLICE have recovered firearms stolen on Monday from the firearms section at the constabulary’s headquarters in Port Moresby.

The weapons included 15 handguns and a shotgun with 150 bullets.

Police Commissioner Tom Kulunga said the firearms 

were recovered after police raided Morata and 5-Mile settlements.

He said most of the firearms were unusable and were going to be disposed of.

“I want to inform the members of the public that we have recovered everything stolen,” Kulunga said.

He said police were looking for the men who broke into the police headquarters and stole the firearms.

“We have very good leads,” Kulunga said.

He said initial investigations revealed that there were no guards on duty at the police headquarters.

“The lapse in security at police headquarters is currently the subject of an internal investigation,” Kulunga said.

He said security would be beefed up at the police headquarters.

National Capital District/Central assistant police commissioner Jim Andrews thanked police officers who recovered the weapons for a job well done.