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Missing scientists may be in hands of pirates

Updated October 13, 2011 21:47:38

Police say five scientists with Papua New Guinea's Institute of Medical Research, who went missing in August this year may have been kidnapped by pirates.

They were on a research on malaria related diseases in Kimbe in PNG's West New Britain province when they were reported missing.

Provincial Police Commander, Anthon Billy says they may have been kidnapped by pirates.

He says a member of a suspected piracy gang has been arrested and questioned over the five missing scientists.

Presenter: Firmin Nanol
Speaker: Anthon Billy, PNG's West New Britain Provincial Police Commander

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