NCD Police

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.

Police out on full force

This is the location where the votes for NCD Regional and Moresby North West seats are being counted.

Loop PNG observed police out on full force as every counting official and scrutineers bags and pockets were being checked before entering the counting premises.

With only two scrutineers allowed into the counting facility, other scrutineer spectators could be seen watching from outside the fence.

Also this morning, the NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Ben Turi paid a visit to check up on the progress of the officers.

​NCD police on high alert: Inspector

Inspector Mark Mosinakave said there is enough manpower to respond to crime alerts in the city.

He highlighted that only selected police personnel are currently on duty at the three counting venues in NCD.

Inspector Mosinakave said criminals and opportunists should not take advantage of the counting underway as police officers are always on alert.

This follows a robbery yesterday at a Stop N Shop Supermarket located at Rainbow, where a suspect was apprehended by police after robbing the supermarket.

VIDEO: Police ready for NCD counting

Turi stated this following the many issues, including the allegations of assault by police officials on candidates and other issues that are halting the progress of National Elections 2017.

 

Imelda Wavik with more 

NCD police beef up operations

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Commander Ben Turi says that the security operations for the NCD elections process will be lifted up a notch in preparation for the counting period and eventually the declaration.

Turi is adamant that all operations will flow smoothly into the beginning of the counting period set for some time this week.

He adds that the incident that occurred yesterday at the Rita Flynn courts has forced police security to be beefed up.   

The NCD Metropolitan Superintendent described the incident as being forced upon by desperate candidates.

VIDEO: Police investigate road accident

NCD Traffic, Officer in Charge, Inspector Philip Koliadi said the incident happened around 7pm Friday night.

A coaster bus travelling from June Valley to Waigani knocked down a male adult, Mr Alu Mane.

Reports collected by police alleges that the victim was standing in the middle of the road. 

 

Charmaine Poriambep reports 

VIDEO: Pom to expect more roadblocks

NCD Metropolitan superintendent Commander Ben Turi says, vehicle owners must not complain about the many road blocks, as it is also aimed at deterring any planned criminal activity. 

 

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NCD Police operations progressing: Turi

The NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Ben Turi, said a planning team had just put together a detailed tasking of the roles of each and every police officer in the city.

Alleged hit-and-run vehicle set on fire

Loop PNG was on scene to capture live images of thick black smoke arising from the burning vehicle as residents stood at the junction to prevent vehicles from going up the street.

According to eyewitnesses, the driver was drunk and was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident at Six-Mile. He panicked and tried to escape through Five-Mile by making a sharp turn at a street, where his car overturned.

The vehicle was set on fire by opportunists while the driver made a run for it before the newsroom arrived.

Police operation for NCD Elections on track

The NCD metropolitan police commander Ben Turi has given this assurance when confirming with PNG Loop that his 1,700 police personnel are on standby to deliver the operations.

He says that all NCD polling booths have been confirmed with his operations staff with scheduled personnel to be assigned to man them.

“There will be a minimum of ten officers stationed at the polling sites,” he adds.