Major drug bust on highway


Six days of walking over rough terrains with huge mountain bags and the determination to finish their trip in Port Moresby, ended all wrong. The seven men spent a good part of this week in the Boroko police cells. What warranted the nightmare was the busting of 79.14 kilograms of marijuana, a big bust according to the drug squad police. On April 8 the seven youths from Kintunu and Netasi village in Henganofi, harvested, dried and packed the marijuana for the trip. The drugs either concealed in farmset bags, rice bags, boxes or black plastic, were compressed, wound and taped.