12 November 2010

Timorese cops commit crimes says researcher

Radio Timor-Leste, November 10, 2010 language source: Tetun - Mahein Foundation Researcher Frey Guterres said some of the Timorese National Police (PNTL) officers had become the main authors of illegal activities within the community, allowing illegal groups to freely cross the border without having any proper travel documents.

Guterres said many of the young Timorese are in possession of illegal drugs in the public, andTimor-Leste was being used as a place for the illegal groups to hold political activities in the country.

Guterres affirmed that some of the community members have made claims about the issue to the police force about this problem, but there has been no response yet.

He added that the Government officers who are working on the border are now the main organisers of allowing illegal goods which are prohibited by the Government to be brought into the country.

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