A mother of three was fined K1000 by the Kundiawa District Court this week after she pleaded guilty to possessing a home-made gun.
Gee John, from Era tribe in Gumine district, Chimbu, and who resides at Malaria Compound just outside Kundiawa town, was arrested on Monday during a combined raid by the police “weeding grass” operation and Highway Patrol Five Unit.
Provincial police commander Supt Albert Beli said the police teams were searching for stolen spray pumps and mosquito nets valued at K102,000 and belonging to the Simbu health division.
Police recovered some of the stolen items but the suspects fled and were on the run.
Beli is calling on nearby residents not to harbour them and to report them to the police.
“During the search the police officers found the home-made shot gun in Gee John’s house and arrested her for being in possession of a home-made fire arm,” Beli said.
When the suspect appeared before the Kundiawa district court of Tuesday, she pleaded guilty to the charge and was ordered to pay a fine of K1000 within two weeks or serve two years with hard labour at the Barawagi Correctional Services.