By PISAI GUMAR
SIX Filipinos were arrested and detained by Lae police for illegally entering the country on Wednesday.
They appeared before the Lae Committal Court and were each fined K5,000.
The men arrived from the Philippines on a fishing vessel, Prim Rose 888, which police said was contracted to Frabelle (PNG) Ltd.
On board the ship, the customs and fisheries officials searched the 24 crew members, 29 passengers and the contents.
They found the six to have no valid entry documents.
They were named as Noel Vicente and Jaime Joaquin from Iloilo; Melvin Poras from Negros; Rolando Rivera from Gumaca, Quezon; Ronilo Magdali from Narra, Palawan and Felix Lito from Surigao.