|More AFP officers arrive in PNG . EMTV|
Twelve more Australian Federal Police Officers arrived today in Port Moresby for the PNG-Australia policing partnership.
They complete the total 59 AFP officers, an arrangement between PNG and Australia, to conduct Policing exercises in the country, working alongside the Royal PNG Constabulary (RPNGC). Forty-seven are already stationed around NCD.
Upon their arrival at Jackson’s International Airport, Traditional Dancers from Central Province gave them a warm welcome with a dance.
Deputy Police Commissioner, Simon Kauba, welcomed the arrival of the 12 AFP officers to the country. He also said that Frontline Police is crucial and it deserves more attention.
The 59 AFP Police Officers are working in collaboration with RPNGC to maintain law and order and to tackle white collar crimes in PNG.
Australian Deputy High Commissioner, Margaret Adamson, was also there to welcome the troops. She confirmed that 13 AFP officers will be deployed to Lae later this week to be positioned at the start of the Highlands Highway in Lae, where the commercial hub of PNG is.
EMTV/ ONE PNG