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Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:12:01 -0700

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Papua New Guinea: Provinces' Green Thumbs Stroke A Pot Of Gold

Thu, 15 Nov 2001 08:00:00 GMT

Sydney Morning Herald, 15 Nov 2001 - A study has revealed that four Papua New Guinean provinces are making 64.5million kina ($35.6million) a year from marijuana. The figures were released during a drugs workshop conducted by the National Narcotics Bureau, which is trying to teach trainers in East New Britain province about drugs.



Papua New Guinea: Drug Sting In Gulf Districts

Mon, 28 May 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Post-Courier, 28 May 2001 - A POLICE sting operation to stop drug trafficking in the Gulf Province is in progress. Southern region police commander Jim Andrew said Gulf police had uncovered marijuana trade between the Eastern Highlands, Western and Gulf provinces.



Papua New Guinea: LTE: We Don't Want Drugs In Alotau

Wed, 23 May 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Post-Courier, 23 May 2001 - I WAS glad when I read the article on page 4 of the Post-Courier (May 7) titled "Two sisters jailed in Alotau". It was extremely shocking to learn that these two sisters were put behind bars for trafficking marijuana into Alotau.



Papua New Guinea: Leader Urges Fight Against Drugs, Arms

Thu, 19 Apr 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Post-Courier, 19 Apr 2001 - KOKOPO MP Sir Rabbie Namaliu says the country should tackle the trafficking of marijuana and weapons before they threaten national security. Sir Rabbie said the extent of the drugs and gun problems were highlighted in a cover story featured in the international magazine "Time" on April 9.



Papua New Guinea: Australians In P.N.G. Guns-For-Drugs Deals

Sat, 09 Sep 2000 07:00:00 GMT

Sydney Morning Herald, 09 Sep 2000 - 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 M16s, AK47s, 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 losing battle against heavily armed criminal gangs and drug growers.



Papua New Guinea: Criminals In PNG Arms Trade

Sat, 09 Sep 2000 07:00:00 GMT

The Age, 09 Sep 2000 - 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 premium marijuana. The weapons - which include M16s, AK47s, SLRs and automatic shotguns - are being used extensively in murderous tribal fights in and around the PNG Western Highlands town of Mount Hagen, where police are fighting a losing battle against heavily armed criminal gangs and drug growers.



Papua New Guinea: OPED: A Problem For Us All - UN Chief

Tue, 27 Jun 2000 07:00:00 GMT

The National, 27 Jun 2000 - Statement by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. THE theme for this year's observance of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking - Facing reality: Denial, corruption and violence - is intended to generate a serious look at the impact of drug abuse and trafficking. It is not difficult to see the damage inflicted by drugs. Whole countries are being torn apart by violence that is closely linked to drug trafficking. The flow of illegal arms is heavily dependent on the flow of funds from the traffic in drugs.



Papua New Guinea: OPED: Let's Renew Our Commitment

Tue, 27 Jun 2000 07:00:00 GMT

The National, 27 Jun 2000 - Statement from the President of the UN General Assembly, on the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. TWO years ago the Assembly met in special session to consider the drug issue in depth. An unprecedented number of heads of state and government came to New York to urge global action against what has become a global problem. Equally unprecedented was the degree of consensus that emerged as to how the world community should address this complex issue.



Papua New Guinea: Drug Abuse Cases Soar At Hospital

Tue, 27 Jun 2000 07:00:00 GMT

The National, 27 Jun 2000 - THE first case of a drug related mentally affected case admitted and treated at the Port Moresby General Hospital was in 1987. According to medical records from the hospital, this was a "cannabis (marijuana) induced psychosis".