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PNG Smugglers Swap Drugs for Guns

4 November 2000

Weekend Australian

Drug runners are sneaking into Australia from Papua New Guinea to exchange cannabis for firearms, alcohol and even pornographic videos, the Australian Federal Police has warned. In a submission to a parliamentary inquiry investigating Coastwatch, AFP officials said the smugglers believed the civil surveillance authority did not operate at night. The AFP has recommended a boost to night operations involving aircraft, Customs service boats and special response... (

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Australia to Bail Out PNG Defence Force After Request from PM Morauta

19 October 2000

Australian Associated Press

Australia is to help Papua New Guinea reform its armed forces with an aid package that includes funding for soldiers' rations and unpaid allowances. Defence aid to Port Moresby will treble to nearly $25 million this year in support of the attempt by the Morauta Government to overhaul the country's increasingly unruly forces. John Howard said yesterday Australia would provide a special package of immediate aid, including a financial bail-out for the PNG Defence Force,... (

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Australians in PNG Guns-for-Drugs Deals

9 September 2000

Sydney Morning Herald

An elaborate network of Australian and Asian criminals is smuggling thousands of automatic and semi-automatic weapons, some of which were hidden during Australia's 1996 gun amnesty, into the Papua New Guinea highlands in exchange for top quality marijuana. The weapons — which include M-16s, AK-47s, SLRs and automatic shotguns — are being used extensively in murderous tribal fights in and around the Western Highlands town of Mount Hagen, where police are fighting a... (

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Most Papua New Guinea MPs Carry Guns, Says Prime Minister

27 April 2000

Courier-Mail (Brisbane)

Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Mekere Morauta says that most members of the nation's Parliament carry guns. His 26 April 2000 statements were designed to end media controversy regarding revelations that National Capital District Commission Administrator Jamie Maxtone-Graham and Telikom Papua New Guinea chairman Pila Niningi carried firearms paid for by taxpayers. The news drew an angry public response, as firearms laws in the country are very strict, with only a... (

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PNG's Blade Runners

24 December 1999

Sydney Morning Herald

A spectacular bank raid highlights what ails Papua New Guinea, writes Bernard Lagan in Port Moresby. Death comes quickly and cheaply in Port Moresby. So cheaply that this week the General Hospital morgue, overloaded with 118 unclaimed bodies, made a last pre-Christmas appeal for relatives to come and claim their dead, otherwise the corpses would be buried in a mass grave. Those who saw Jonathan Davies savagely beaten by police until he fell — he died soon after in... (

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