Increase in crime prompts PNG police to divide Port Moresby into zones

1:31 pm on 30 April 2019

Police in Papua New Guinea have divided the capital into several zones in a bid to improve policing in the city.

The move comes in the wake of several reports of kidnappings in Port Moresby.

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The city's police commander, Donald Yamasombi, said a new strategy will be launched to enhance police visibility.

He said the city will be divided into three operation zones, each of which would be administered by a senior officer.

Mr Yamasombi said street muggings, robberies, sexual offences and car-jackings remain prevalent.