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Royal PNG Constabulary launch Water Police Support Equipment

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Police work for maritime surveillance is hopeful of seeing improvements in coming years.

Yesterday, the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary launched water police support equipment worth K7 million.

Police Commissioner, Gari Baki, said this occasion signifies more improvements in the Water Police department.

Commissioner Gari Baki says the equipment launched is a collaborative effort in strengthening the relationship between the RPNGC and Australian Federal Police. Baki said this will improve current efforts put into combating crime in maritime communities.

The equipment includes six jet skis, two speed boats, land support vehicles communication facilities and outboard boats.

According to Police, another two boats are being built in Brisbane, and should soon arrive in the country.

With APEC approaching, the boats and Jet Ski will not only enhance police work, but build up the capability of marine surveillance throughout the country.

Relevant training will be conducted in coming weeks for local staff at the Water Police Headquarters.

The equipment was launched by Police Minister Jelta Wong.

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