PNG police suspended for beating vendors

1:46 pm on 20 April 2015

Six police officers in Port Moresby have been suspended for the assault of betelnut vendors in a Central Province market in Papua New Guinea.

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The Post Courier reports the suspensions come as investigations are launched over their roles in an illegal raid.

Police say they will not entertain ill-behaviour of staff and describe the actions as unprofessional, and unethical.

The suspended officers were members of the dog unit and special services division.

Last week vendors at Raburogo claimed a number of police officers physically and verbally assaulted them, destroyed their properties and drove away with their money which belonged to the vendors.