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Investigation into prison break and shooting to begin when money is available

The PNG Correctional Service, said it will be sending a team to investigate the jail break, escape and shooting at Buimo, but only when money is available.

A statement by Acting Commissioner, Denis Piandi, said the breakout involving over 50 inmates and resulting in the death of 17 of them, was regrettable.
Mr. Piandi said preventative measures must be taken immediately to restore stability within Buimo to stop more detainees escaping.
Buimo is continuously overcrowded with 900 plus detainees, 400 more than its normal holding capacity, placing a strain on the infrastructure and manpower.
Acting Commissioner Piandi said most of these inmates are remandees awaiting trial for various offences causing frustration among them.
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