Prime Minister Peter O’Neill alsothe Police Minister, assured parliament today thatthe police force is working aroundthe clock to addressthe issue of illegal immigrants inthe country.
Mr. O’Neill revealed that a member of parliament has been implicated, harboring some men fromthe Pakistan andIndia who have in possession fraudulent passports.
He did not give any names; however, saidthe MP has been identiflied and a letter has been written to him instructing him to releasethe implicated men, believed to be from Pakistan andIndia.
The Prime Minister’s comments came after a series of questions raised to him as Police Minister by West Sepik Governor Amkat Mai.
Mr. Mai raised grave concerns aboutthe lack of security and surveillance atthe Wutung border post.
He asked ifthe police ministry could engagethe Australian Federal Police tothe border provinces.
The Prime Minister assuredthe governor thatthe next batch of AFP officers will be assigned to ther provinces apart from Port Moresby and Lae.
Atthe moment funding constraints have put a halt on an arrangement withthe Queensland state of Australia to bring in 150 officers for advisory support.
Mr. O’Neill also announced that 20 Israeli police men and women will come tothe country next month underthPNG Israel Corporation Program signed recently.
Their assistance is solely funded bythe Israeli Government.