PNG Meth ‘Black Flight’ Suspect Paid Account in Name of Migration Chief: Court Files

A China-born businesswoman accused of taking part in an audacious plot to fly a light plane packed with drugs from Papua New Guinea to Australia allegedly ordered a co-conspirator to pay into a bank account in the name

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Senior Tonga Reserve Bank Official named in $15 million drug bust

A senior Tonga Reserve bank official, Tēvita Nonu Kolokihakaufisi appeared together with his sister, ‘Ana Longolongo Kolokihakaufisi at the Magistrate’s Court in Nuku’alofa Monday on charges related to a haul

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$2 billion drug bust, 13 charged in Fiji

Thirteen people have been charged in relation to the seizure of more than four tonnes of methamphetamine in Nadi, Fiji, following consultation with the Office of the Director

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China-born businesswoman charged over meth flight built a web of influence in PNG

Mei Lin is a prominent member of Papua New Guinea’s business community, with ties to influential locals. She’s also allegedly a key player in an audacious drug trafficking plot. Key Findings Chinese-born

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Woman arrested over alleged PNG drug smuggling plot

A Chinese woman arrested over an alleged $15 million drug smuggling plot has been associated with businesses that have reportedly received payments from an Australian government-funded refugee programme in Papua New

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Deportation of Palauans from the U.S. hits record high in 2023

Nine Palauan citizens were deported from the United States in 2023, marking the highest number of deportees Palau has received in a single year. This significant increase, compared to the usual two or less deportees per

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Fall of a Fijian trafficker exposes previous government’s blind eye to meth

The imprisonment of a prominent Fijian businessman on drug charges is just one sign of the Pacific island country’s increasing role as an international trafficking hub.    Key Findings: Until recently, Aiyaz

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Israel frees Fijian UN peacekeepers cleared of drug smuggling suspicion

Israel has released three Fijian UN peacekeepers arrested for drug smuggling, after it emerged the suspicious substance they were carrying across the border was not liquid cocaine, police said Sunday. The three

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Illegal narcotics and meth use among youths a concern in Fiji

When Fiji’s Minister for Home Affairs Pio Tikoduadua pointed out last year that the use and distribution of hard drugs had spiraled out of control and was a far bigger disaster than climate change, he was not

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PNG Police take video of meth session

Papua New Guinea Police Commissioner David Manning has confirmed that a video circulating on social media, showing officers allegedly smoking methamphetamine is being investigated by the National Drug and Vice Squad.

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PNG Doctor warns about serious impacts of meth use

The use of methamphetamines is a serious issue and has the potential to catastrophically impact Papua New Guinea society if not addressed, a doctor says. Registrar for emergency medicine at Port Moresby General Hospital

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Drugs issue to pose escalated burden on PNG clinical services

A ticking time bomb waiting to explode awaits Papua New Guinea, according to practitioners in the Emergency Department of the Port Moresby General Hospital who reported seeing two cases with extreme psychosis in matters

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