POLICE TO PUBLISH PHOTOS OF WANTED PNG CRIMINALS

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By Isaac Nicholas

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (August 21, 1998 - The National/Pasifik Nius/Niuswire)---Wanted criminals will have their photographs published in the media in a new policing strategy designed to assist in the fight against crime, acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations Sam Inguba announced yesterday, the National reports.

Mr. Inguba said that beginning today police will release photographs and details of wanted criminals in an effort to gain community support in identification of their whereabouts.

He said criminals wanted by police will have their pictures televised or printed in the newspapers to get the community help in identifying them.

He said this following the release of details about the convicted murderer referred to as "Spiderman," who is still on the run following his escape from Bomana jail nine days before his sentencing last year.

Haihavu Kore (Alias Haiks, Spiderman) aged 24 of Paivera village in the Ihu area of Gulf province was convicted of murdering Australian geologist Philip Plibersek at Touaguba Hill here.

"Spiderman" was convicted and escaped prior to his sentencing on April 14 this year.

The sentence was handed down in absentia and since then he has been on the run.

Mr. Inguba said this strategy would have the added benefits of realizing greater community and police interaction and ultimately foster a closer working relationship built on trust.

Title -- 1654 CRIME : PNG police to publish photos of criminals Date -- 20 August 1998 Origin -- Pasifik Nius Source -- The National (PNG), 20/8/98 Copyright -- The National Status – Abridged

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