RSIPF’s captured drone still with Bougainville police.

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POLICE say that their drone captured by the Bougainvillean fisherman in February this year is yet to be returned by the Bougainville police.

Responding to this paper’s query regarding the captured drone, police say that the drone will be handed back through diplomatic channels.

They said after the drone was captured, Buin Police retrieved the drone and it is with them awaiting arrangements to return it to the RSIPF.

Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau in March this year told the media that the drone is still in a good state.

And, they are working closely with their partners in Bougainville through their police channels, as Police around the Pacific have their ways on how to solve and discuss issues and that is what they are going to do with the drone.

The RSIPF drone was captured by the Bougainville fisherman after an argument with RSIPF officers at the border on February 24, 2021.