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Three arrested over deaths of 10 Chinese in PNG

Three suspects have been arrested last week over the September 2017 killing of ten Chinese nationals on Manus, Papua New Guinea.

The ten Chinese were allegedly killed and their shop set on fire.

Deputy Police Commissioner and Chief of Operations, Donald Yamasombi said investigations were halted due to lack of funding.

However, the Manus Provincial Government has allocated funds and police detectives from Port Moresby were flown into province to complete the investigation.

Yamasombi has commended the police investigators for a job well done and also thanked the Manus Governor for funding the investigation.

He said it's important for foreign visitors to feel that they are protected by law of the land and those crimes must not go unpunished.

Without giving further details on the suspects, Yamasombi said in a statement this week three have already been charged with break and entry, with the intention to commit a crime.

The trio are now facing ten counts of wilful murder and arson.

The Chief of Operations hopes that this arrest can finally give some comfort and closure to the family of the ten Chinese murdered .

He also hopes that this can serve as deterrence for citizens to respect foreign investors.

The suspects are innocent until proven guilty by the courts.

NBC News

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