Lae Police Maintain Security During Morobe Show Weekend

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Lae police have set up roadblocks throughout the city to conduct random checks on vehicles as a response to the increase in armed robberies.

Metropolitan Commander, Chief Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie, has also issued a strong warning to anyone supporting criminal activities through the provision of vehicles, boats and funding to stop immediately.

Those involved will be arrested and charged if there is enough evidence found.

Police are also monitoring activities within the city following the spate of robberies which have occurred in the last three months.

Random roadblocks are set up to check on occupants of vehicles.

Wagambie is appealing to the general public for their cooperation when approached by police at road blocks.

Wagambie, says since the start of the special operation there has seen a decline in robberies within the city.

The Metropolitan Commander has requested additional manpower from mobile squads based in Madang and Goroka.

Police will provide security both during the Morobe show and within the city. This is to ensure peace and normalcy during the show period.

The general public has been asked to behave in an orderly manner.

Martha Louis

is a crime and court journalist based at EMTV’s Lae office. She has just joined the television industry after spending two and a half years as a radio journalist. She has a Bachelor in Communication Arts (Journalism) from the Divine Word University in Madang.

Martha Louis

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