Papua New Guinea police make massive cocaine haul

01 Août, 2020, 13:51 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape

"The investigation into the location of the drugs continues in PNG, with the RPNGC working closely with the AFP as part of the ongoing global cooperation that has been a feature of this investigation", Police Commissioner David Manning said.

A light plane heading for Australia was allegedly laden with so much cocaine it was too heavy to take off, police say.

"The aircraft flew at about 3000 feet from Mareeba to PNG, in an effort to avoid radar detection", Australian Federal Police said in a statement.

Meanwhile in Australia, members of a Melbourne-based criminal syndicate, with alleged links to Italian organised crime, had been charged for conspiring to import the cocaine from PNG into Australia.

The Australian pilot, the sixth member of the group, allegedly arrived at the Australian Consulate in PNG on July 28 where he was arrested and charged with immigration offences and remains in the country.

The Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce allege the group travelled from Melbourne and Sydney to Atherton, near Cairns, to import and collect the cocaine.

If convicted, all five men could face life in prison.

Boston Red Sox vs
Last time out, he allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits in five innings of work in a loss against the Baltimore Orioles. On Wednesday, the Red Sox rallied for three runs in the top of the eighth, edging the Mets 6-5 to open the two-game series.

Roma urging Smalling to get tough with Man Utd over negotiations
The FA exposed previously this year that they were "proactively attempting to alleviate and take advantage of" the "threats and chances" provided by Brexit.

Un exploit lyonnais face au PSG, le Captain y croit — OL
Ce passage du 4-4-2 à une tactique avec un entrejeu à 3 permet d'associer Marquinhos , en 6, à Marco Verratti et Idrissa Gueye. Le coach allemand est prévenu, son avenir se jouera en grande partie sur cette rencontre.

The Australian national, alleged to be the pilot, is assisting the RPNGC.

The country's prime minister, James Marape, said at the time he suspected it was used for drug trafficking and asked Australian authorities to help uncover the mystery.

Media in Papua New Guinea reported, citing the police, that it was largest drugs haul by value in PNG history.

The five men charged include two 31-year-olds from Victoria - one from Maribyrnong and another from Hoppers Crossing.

Two Melbourne men, aged 33 and 61, were also charged.

AFP Deputy Commissioner Investigations Ian McCartney said it's the end of a two-year multi-agency drugs operation.

'With current interstate travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19, the attempt to import illicit drugs into Australia shows how opportunistic and greedy organised crime can be, ' he said.

Conseillé:



Populaire

Alex Dupont n’est plus !
Ancien joueur de Dunkerque et Hazebrouck, Alex Dupont avait été élu entraîneur français de l'année 2000, selon France Football . L'homme est décédé ce 1er août, à l'âge de 66 ans, d'une crise cardiaque, comme l'annoncent nos confrères de La Voix du Nord .

À 17 ans, il est inculpé pour le piratage de Twitter — USA
Jeudi soir, Twitter a indiqué que l'attaque avait ciblé une poignée de salariés via une opération de hameçonnage par téléphone, pour obtenir leurs identifiants.

How Salah, Wanyama, Ighalo and African stars celebrated Eid al-Adha
El-Sisi has also congratulated Saudi Arabia for organising the Islamic hajj "precisely and successfully" amid the coronavirus pandemic , his spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement on Friday.

Netflix Shares Opening Scene Of The Umbrella Academy Season Two
Well, he was right - the time jump scatters the siblings in time in and around Dallas, Texas. The Umbrella Academy Season 2 will premiere on Netflix on July 31.

Entire College Team Isolated
Persichilli added: "These examples that we shared today account for 125 new cases of COVID-19 in our state". The Scarlett Knights join Michigan State as the other Big Ten school now in quarantine due to the virus.

'Splinter Cell' anime series reportedly coming to Netflix
He's also working as a writer and producer for a live-action film adaptation for the Just Cause series. Although specifics of this deal has not yet been outlined by Netflix, Ubisoft , nor Kolstad himself.

Prince William and Kate's family holiday destination revealed
The stunning location was the ideal place for the parents to visit before Prince George and Princess Charlotte return to school. William used to vacation there with his parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana , when he was young.

Tous les détails de la deuxième War Table de Marvel's Avengers
Pour rappel, Marvel's Avengers sera disponible le 4 septembre prochain sur PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5, Xbox Series X et Stadia. Au cours de cette prise de parole, Square Enix a tout d'abord abordé le cas de la bêta du jeu.

Man United, Dortmund agree fee for Sancho
But ESPN says Solskjaer is growing increasingly tired that United may miss out on Sancho, prompting him to speak with Woodward.

Une offre de Liverpool pour Mandi — Mercato
Selon les informations de Cope , les Reds auraient formulé une offre de 10 millions d'euros pour enrôler Mandi. Cadre au Bétis Séville, Aissa Mandi pourrait quitter sa zone de confort pour un nouveau challenge.