27 Feb 2006

PNG police probe finds 66 corrupt officers

4:43 pm on 27 February 2006

A police investigation in Papua New Guinea has found that 66 officers have been involved in corruption.

The newspaper, The National, says among those identified in the probe is the director of Fraud and Anti-Corruption, Superintendent Awan Sete.

The paper says he is to be charged but went into hiding two weeks ago once the Waigani District Court issued an arrest warrant.

The assistant police commissioner says the investigation, which began in 2003, also found that some officers were receiving money from Asian crime syndicates.