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July 27, 2021

Stand-Off Between Lae Based Security Firms

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A stand-off between Guards from two-security firms in Lae caused disruption to traffic this morning at Lae’s top town police station.


The Fight began after LSS Guards assaulted an Arm Sec Guard out with his family on Monday. Yesterday his colleagues retaliated.

Police Task Force had to intervene and stopthe situation that was caused by an earlier confrontation between an off-duty Arm Sec guard and Lae Security Service Guards.


He later told follow colleagues who stormedthe shop this morning and assaulted two LSS Guards that were on duty.


Lae Security Services Managing Director, Rodney Kulunda says his men were out doingtheir job and it is disappointing that this has happened.


“We trlied to stop a man who stole… and Arm Sec shouldn’t support him,” he said.
LLS Guards took two firearms from Arm Sec vehicles duringthe standoff andthey have been surrendered tothe police.

ArmSec General Manger Koni Iguan saysthey will now organize for a round table discussion with LSS management to resolvethe matter.

“The LLS guards beat up one of my Guards becausethey suspected that he stole from a shop,” he said.

Beth security companies have since resumed business andthey assuredthe general public and business houses thatthe problem won’t affect operations and matters are being resolved.


This is a second incident involving security firms in Lae City.

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