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March 9, 2021

Lae Police Want More Support

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There are three hundred police personnel, manning a city of six hundred thousand men, women and children.

Over the last five years, the Lae police have maintained law and order in the city of Lae, that is now becoming the center of economic activity in Papua New Guinea.


Support coming from the government has been trickling in but it has not been enough to cater to the city’s growing needs.


Yesterday, the Morobe provincial government delivered yet another contribution to  strengthen the Lae police force.


These weapons, costing over a hundred thousand were given to the Lae police as reinforcements.


In June last year, five new vehicles were handed to the police to maintain surveillance around the city.


Over the last two months, the PNG Royal constabulary has come under criticisms following numerous instances of police brutality.


Kelly Naru, in an unreserved statement, told the Lae police boss, Iven Lakatani, that, should there be any incidents of police brutality, the Morobe Provincial Government will withdraw its support from the Lae police force.


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