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January 19, 2021
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Port Moresby Easter Operations Crime Update

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By Theckla Gunga – EM TV News, Port Moresby

A 10-year old boy and a man have both drowned over the Easter weekend outside Port Moresby, while six vehicles were reported stolen in the city.

NCD and Central Divisional Commander, Sylvester Kalaut, said all are different cases but were reported to Port Moresby police.

He released this information when giving an update on the police Easter Operations in Port Moresby and Central.

In the first case, the body of the 10-year old boy, identified as David Joshua, from a mixed parentage of East Sepik and Gulf, was found at the Laloki River on Saturday morning.

Police were called to the scene and took the corpse to the Port Moresby General Hospital morgue.

According to police reports, Joshua was last seen during the Stations of the Cross procession on Good Friday, last week.

Officers from the Criminal Investigation Divisions are working on this case.

In the second incident, the corpse of a male adult was discovered floating in the 17 Mile river, metres away from the picnic area, Sunday morning.

Again, police were called to the scene and an investigation into the cause of death was initiated.

In another case, police have apprehended four suspects involved in a car theft on Friday morning.

It was alleged that the four men were part of an 8-man group who held up a Filipino man at Gordons, and stole his vehicle.

Police acted upon information and with the assistance of the Pacific Corporation Security, the vehicle was recovered and the four suspects apprehended.

All are now detained at the Boroko Police Station cells.

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