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