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Drug dealer appears in court

The 40 year old man was charged for being in possession of dangerous drugs.

Paul David from Eastern Highlands Province was caught with 30 kilograms of marijuana on Saturday at six mile.

According to police, they got hold of David following a chain of arrests.

 Police reported that they apprehended one of David’s dealers at the Erima Flyover bridge who led them to him.

The dealer was caught when police busted three Primary school students smoking the drug under the fly over.

NCD police make major drug bust

NCO Superintendent Operations, NCD Support Unit, Constable Francis Numapo told Loop PNG that after apprehending a drug dealer at the Erima Flyover bridge, they were led to Six Mile in search of the distributor and arrested a suspect on the spot.

“The marijuana was packed and sealed in three different bags. It was brought in from Goroka to be sold in Port Moresby. The street value of it is K10 000-K15, 000,” said Numapo.

Official charges will be laid against the suspect from Eastern Highlands who is currently at the Boroko police station.

Major Popondetta drug ring uncovered

Over 200 marijuana plants were seized, including a home-made firearm and six .50 calibre bullets, when OIC Sgt Jimmy Bonanda and his team raided a hideout at Koropata village.

The successful bust in the Higaturu LLG, along the Kokoda Highway, was the result of information received during the weekend after the detention of a teenager.

He was found in possession of an unusually large amount of marijuana. Upon interrogating the young man, Bonanda and his team uncovered a supply network that ran through Girua all the way up the Kokoda highway to the supplier in Koropata.

Myanmar monk is arrested over two huge drug hauls

The monk was first stopped in Rakhine state with 400,000 tablets in his car.

No value has been placed on the hauls, although in 2015 the UN estimated the retail price of a methamphetamine tablet was about $2 - making the latest consignment worth about $9.2m (£7.3m).

Myanmar has emerged as a top producer of illegal drugs in recent years.

The senior monk, named only as Arsara, was arrested after police discovered the first consignment of tablets in his car as he was driving to the town of Maungdaw bordering Bangladesh.

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Kapi Natto to create Super League for soccer

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TWELVE soccer associations in the country are standing together to create a new national competition to be known as the Super League.

PM O’Neill pays tribute to two outstanding media icons

Three Canadians charged over 95kg cocaine haul on cruise ship

Officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF), with the help of sniffer dogs, searched the ship's passenger cabins on Sunday and allegedly found 95 kilograms of the drug packed into suitcaseses.

Andre Tamine, 63, Isabelle Legace, 28, and Melina Roberce, 23, faced charges of importing a commercial quantity of cocaine when they appeared in court today.

They appeared in Sydney's Central Local court via video link from police custody.

The trio did not apply for bail and it was formally refused. They will remain in custody until their next appearance on October 26.

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Breakthrough in drugs fight in Chimbu

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Simbu Police’s Operation Weedim Grass has become the leading marijuana combating team in the country with more than half a million plants uprooted over the last four years.

WHP and Jiwaka to fix major road link