PNG police intercept military weapons and uniforms

2:31 pm on 22 May 2017

Police in Papua New Guinea's Eastern Highlands have intercepted military-issued guns and ammunition and PNG defence force uniforms.

PNG police on patrol

PNG police on patrol Photo: AFP

The National reported on Thursday night police on a roadblock between Goroka and Kainantu intercepted the consignment which is reported to involve the brother of an elections candidate and a Lae-based police detective.

Eastern Highlands police commander Superintendent Alex Ndrasal said the armed detective was obviously escorting the illegal consignment bound for the Kagua-Erave district.

Eight people were arrested.

Superintendent Ndrasal told the paper the army uniforms could be worn by mercenaries under the disguise of defence force personnel during polling.

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