Ticket scam caught


Police arrested four suspects allegedly over racketeering of ship tickets belonging to the Fairwest Shipping Company on Wednesday. The men were apprehended and transported to Honiara onboard the Fair Glory. (Pictured) One of the suspects being
escorted into the police vehicle at the Pt Cruz wharf.

FOUR men from the Western province have been arrested on board MV Fair Glory yesterday morning after being found with invalid passenger tickets of Fairwest Shipping Company.

There have been a number of invalid Fairwest Shipping tickets sold to local travelling passengers bound for Honiara-Gizo and Gizo-Honiara.

The company only found out last week and alerted all its passenger ships to be on the lookout.

On docking at the Pt Cruz wharf around 7am yesterday, Fair Glory had to wait for police to be at the wharf to execute the arrest of the men before passengers were allowed to disembark.

It is understood the matter is before the police and is under investigation.

“There has to be a stop to this practise so it must be investigated,” said the Director of Fairwest shipping, Mr Chacha Bule Amoi.

Invalid tickets of Fairwest Shipping found on the passengers arrested on Wednesday.

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