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Chinese national and policeman arrested in PNG after $US40,000 bribe attempt

Chinese national and policeman arrested in PNG after $US40,000 bribe attempt
Chinese national and policeman arrested in PNG after $US40,000 bribe attempt
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Four people in Papua New Guinea have been arrested, including a policeman, over a second attempt to bribe a senior investigator.

Senior Sergeant Apollos Terry is heading a transnational crime investigation into suspected human trafficking and visa and passport racketeering.

Earlier this month a Chinese national, Zhiyuan Cui, also known as Aaron, was arrested and charged after he tried to bribe Mr Terry with over $US4,000, RNZI reports.

Mr Cui is the managing director of a passport and visa agency.

Police now say another bribery attempt has been made with a man from the Central Province allegedly offering Mr Terry over $US40,000 or 100,000 kina to drop the case.

Mr Terry restrained the man and told him to call the person who gave him the money and arrange for a meeting.

The person arrived along with Mr Cui and both were detained for questioning and expected to be charged soon.

During questioning the suspects alleged two policemen received $US15,000 from them to help stop the case.

One of the policeman was arrested and money was found on him and at his residence at the Bagita Police Barracks.