By Theckla Gunga – EM TV, Port Moresby
Over 15 students from two secondary schools in Port Moresby have been formally charged with consuming illegal drugs by the Boroko police.
These students were caught drinking homebrew late yesterday evening, Friday 28 November 2014, at the back of the National Broadcasting Commission in Five Mile, Port Moresby.
Of this group, four were female students from the Badihagwa Secondary School.
Following a tip off from the 5 mile residents, the students were picked up at 5pm by policemen from Gordon’s police Station where they were later transported to Boroko Police station, formally arrested and charged.
As of 1:30 this afternoon, EMTV News learnt that six of those students, three from De La Salle Bomana, a Catholic church-run boys school, and three from Badihagwa, were released on bail.
Eight of them, including a female student, are still at the holding cell at Boroko.
In another incident, two police officers are recovering at the Port Moresby General Hospital after the police vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a construction vehicle, at the back of Jackson’s Airport at Seven mile.
EMTV News was not able to get comments from police officers on the scene at the time of the accident but understands that statements were obtained from the complainant and charges will be laid accordingly.
The quick action of the NDC Dog Unit and members of the CID Armed Robbery Squad on Thursday morning, 27 November 2014, led to the apprehending of at least four suspects involved in a robbery at City Pharmacy in Waigani.
NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Andy Bawa has congratulated his policemen for their quick response and at the same time, issued strong warnings to the general public to refrain from any criminal activities during the festive season.