A MAN was arrested on his arrival at the Buka Airport, this morning, for being in possession of the fake Bougainville kina.
Bougainville’s Acting Commissioner for Police, Paul Kamuai arrested the suspect, as he was in the same flight to Buka.
The suspect is believed to be from Noah Musingku’s hideout in the Tonu area of South Bougainville.
ACP Kamuai told EMTV news that following a three-hour enquiry conducted at the Buka police station, resulted in the man being released, after he had cooperated fully with police.
Police in the region say investigations will continue.
This is the second public case of individuals being held for being in possession of the illegal currency, that is generally accepted in the Panguna area of Bougainville.
For years now, self-styled monarch, Noah Musingku, has been establishing what he refers to as a currency for use in his local area in Panguna.
However, this currency is not accepted, or regarded as legal tender by PNG authorities.
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