What a terrible way for
Terrorism has indeed come to
Murders! Rocket launchers and grenades being found on planes!
At least that’s what went through my mind this morning as I glanced at the front pages of both newspapers.
The National led on its front page with the story of
The five suspects – one of them a PNG Defence Force soldier based at Taurama Barracks - are all from the the Kombe area of West New Britain province, are at the Boroko police cells and will appear in court this week.
They will all be charged with willful murder, which carries the death penalty.
Mr Houji was of mixed
He was just 26 years old and just four days shy of his 27th birthday.
He was a first officer on the F100 fleet and was heading towards command training to become a captain of a Dash 8 aircraft this year.
The other frightening story on the front page of The National was that of
A suspect from Nipa in Southern Highlands province was transporting the items on a flight from Kikori, Gulf province, into
The suspected was arrested.
The Post-Courier led with the story of the munitions haul in Mt Hagen plus Air Niugini management confirming that a grenade had been found in a passenger seat pocket on a flight between Buka, Rabaul, Lae and Port Moresby.
The national airline has immediately taken steps to boost the checking of planes and luggage in the interests of passenger safety, including sending marshals on every flight to and from Buka.