PNG police announce new border command

7:44 am on 5 September 2015

Papua New Guinea has announced a new police command to tackle increasing transnational crime on the border between Indonesia and Australia.

PNG police on patrol

PNG police on patrol Photo: AFP

The Crimes director Chief Superintendent, Donald Yamasombi, has been tasked with setting up the new command to prevent arms and drug smuggling, and human trafficking on the borders along Western Province, and East and West Sepik.

The newspaper, The National, reports the police commissioner Gary Baki saying that Mr Yamasombi would have to set up his command office in Madang to oversee the operation and administration of the command.

Mr Baki has also announced new police commanders for the restructured commands of the Highlands, Southern and National Capital District/Central Division.