Police have received information that criminal elements and supporters from West Taraka,of those who got arrested and charged or killed, have issued threats to shoot down police.
They have harassed some members of the public and those traveling in and out of West Taraka. These are only a few incidents. Generally West Taraka is now losing its bad reputation as the Wild West of Lae City.
Police will not be moved, and we are not shaken by these threats from a very small minority. I am issuing my warning to these individuals, you better not try it, because I assure you, you try it and you will get it. My personnel are alert and we will investigate where these threats came from, and I will make sure those individuals will be dealt with. We will come to where you are staying or living. We won’t wait for you, we will come for you. So stop it now whilst you have the chance.
I also have information that there are some big people in the community, assisting suspects who were injured in the shoot out at West Taraka on the mountain tops. From me to these people, we will also find you as well. You will be arrested and charged. Let us be leaders and not entertain crime and criminals.
The whole week up until Sunday has been very quiet through out the City.
-Anthony Wagambie, Metropolitan Superintendent, Lae