Canadian Police Probe On Bougainville Completed

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RCMP investigating violations of Canadian law by mining companies

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (PNG Post-Courier, Dec. 2, 2013) – The four-man investigation team sent to Buka by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police left Bougainville over the weekend.

They were in Buka to investigate possible breaches of a Canadian law by Canadian companies who have been operating in Bougainville.

Acting Bougainville President Albert Punghau said the investigation concerns the "activities of two Canadian companies in Bougainville – Invincible Resources Inc. and Morumbi Resources Inc".

Acting Chief Administrator Chris Siriosi, said all officers in the administration have been directed to cooperate with the probe team.

"Bougainville’s mineral resources are one of its main sources of wealth. It is very wrong for foreigners to access that wealth unfairly by corrupt practices," he said.

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