Speaking at the second day of the National Security Seminar, Acting Deputy Commissioner Donald Yamasombi said corruption is what gives rise to transnational crimes in other countries. Speaking on factors that make it conducive for these crimes to occur, the DCP said there are certain conditions that allow it to happen.
“Here I’ve got about 4 conditions or factors that encourages transnational crimes to happen.”
These 4 factors include; Poor Governance, Corruption, Poverty and Geographical Positions. DCP Yamasombi largely stressed on both Corruption and poor governance as both factors themselves are almost inherent attributes that contribute to the rise in Transnational Crimes.
“Poor Governance deals with the enabling legislations we have in our country and I think that’s an area that we have seen in the police in trying our best in what we do. A classic example would be the Controlled substances act.”
The DCP said this only came about after a huge bust by the RPNGC, prompting the National leaders to take action and introduce this Act. In regards to corruption, He said the common denominator for corruption to give rise is money.
“If people need money and someone comes with a bucket of money and says, I want this done, its easy. Poverty is another one. And the Geographical positions of states, like Papua New Guinea. I keep saying the media and others say that they have intelligence saying that PNG is manufacturing a certain synthetic drugs.”
He adds that there is no intelligence of this anywhere and that the Country is only a transit hub.