21 Nov 2013

PNG task force office survives second attempt at break-in

7:37 pm on 21 November 2013

A second attempted break-in at the office of a high-profile corruption operation in Papua New Guinea has been foiled.

The head of Task Force Sweep, Sam Koim, has confirmed that two four wheel drives approached his office at 9pm on Wednesday, asking guards to let them in to speak to Mr Koim.

He says the six men were turned away when guards telephoned him.

A break-in to the office in January resulted in papers and computers being stolen.

Sam Koim says he warns people that police and guards will use necessary force to ensure the security of the investigation team.

"We are trying to create a future for Papua New Guinea with equal opportunities and benefits for all of us, which is somewhat distorted by corruption. So we want to minimise corruption so that everyone has a share of the benefits in this country. So we would like to urge them not to take the risk because we will use the necessary force to protect the office."

The head of Task Force Sweep, Sam Koim.