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May 9, 2021
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Goroka Drug Bust: Men Arrested

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Two men have been arrested for the possession of 27.5 kilograms of marijuana.

The incident occurred at the Goroka Airport over the Queen’s birthday long weekend. These images were captured by Matai Japhet, a Port Moresby resident at the Goroka airport.


He said airport security became suspicious when they saw odd-looking travelling bags. They questioned two men over the ownership, and one said it wasn’t theirs, the other said it was, that’s when the security knew something was not right.


Upon inspection, the jackpot, marijuana parcels were rolled up in newspapers amongst the clothing. In all, ten rolls, weighing 2.75 kgs each, a total of 27.5 kilograms of drugs impounded.


The two men are said to be from Sepik and Kavieng. They are currently being held at the Goroka police station.


Drug trafficking is a major concern at all ports throughout Papua New Guinea, and this is just one isolated case out of the many busts around the country.


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