PNG police banning movement across border for APEC

8:56 pm on 13 November 2018

Police in Papua New Guinea's Western Province have placed a temporary ban on the movement of people across PNG's borders with Australian and Indonesian until the end of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Week, or APEC summit.


APEC Haus Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Johnny Blades

The National newspaper reported the acting South Fly police commander, Soiwa Ricker, saying the movement of people travelling by sea between Western and Gulf provinces had also stopped.

He said the aim was to secure the international borders to stop foreigners travelling to Port Moresby to disrupt the summit.

The ban is to stay in place until 1 December.

Inspector Ricker said police had also recruited villagers to provide information on the movement of people across the borders.

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