AUSTRALIAN PILOT TO FACE FURTHER CHARGES BEFORE DEPORTATION


August 02, 2020 - 441 views

By David Susuve

Australian Pilot David John Cutmore will face further police charges before his deportation to Australia.

He was charged and fined K3, 000 by the Waigani Committal Court on Friday for illegally entering PNG. 

Police Commissioner David Manning told FM100 News, there is a possibility the plane was transporting drugs as samples were found inside the aircraft.

Investigations into the recent drug bust and the suspicious landing of the Australia Cessna 402 aircraft at Papa – Lealea village outside Port Moresby city has commenced, following orders from the Prime Minister.

From substantial information gathered, Commissioner Manning says there is quite a number of Papua New Guineans involved in this particular attempt to import drugs into Australia.

He says police also have significant information on how the drugs have come in with indications that this trade has been going on for years.

Commissioner manning says the trade involves high ranking officers within the Royal PNG Constabulary, other key government departments, Cutmore and five other Australian men who were charged by the Australian Federal Police.

Manning says other charges will also be laid once investigations are complete.

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Mike, 1 week ago
Let's wait and see