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Lae Biscuit Chow to face court in Australia for gun running

September 23, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Australian accused of PNG gun running

Ian Chow

By Ilya Gridneff  – Sydney Morning Herald

An Australian expatriate based in Papua New Guinea will face a Melbourne court for alleged involvement in a gun smuggling racket in the Pacific.

Prominent PNG businessman Ian Chow, was arrested in Sydney by Australian Federal Police early last month.

An Australian Federal Police spokeswoman confirmed they arrested a 49-year-old male Australian citizen in Chatswood. “The man was charged with one count of aid, abet, counsel or procure the export of prohibited goods,” she said.

PNG has a strict embargo on weapons and ammunition importation due to high levels of violent gun crime and Mr Chow, a licensed sports shooter, is alleged to be involved in the illegal supply of ammunition via Lae Biscuit company containers sent from Australia.

Mr Chow is the chief executive officer for Lae Biscuit company and the regional director for the International Practical Shooting Confederation.

He appeared before Parramatta Local Court on August 5 before being extradited to face Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on August 20. His next Melbourne court appearance is on November 12.

  1. Seneina Tosali
    September 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    this kind of people should be severely punished. His gun license penalised. This kind of people must not stay in the country, bad, bad influence in PNG. the use of weapons increased because of shits like this. Deploy him.

  2. Kris Fox
    September 24, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Papua New Guinea has become a haven for crook expetriates who come here under the name of some so-called genuine business interest and they are let lose to play whatever game they like simply because Papua New Guineans have some degree of the ‘master-servant’ mentality still stuck in their mentality. It’s not surprising to see in this ‘land of the unexpected’ that most, expatriates are no different to the likes of Chow, who also has his pornography images with young PNG girls circulated widely on illegal PNG Porn websites and other forms of media. Peter Sharp and a long list of other rejects from foreign countries find it a safe habitat in a politically corrupt country where the man have the upper hand over law and constitution

  3. ToPam
    September 25, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    This is ridiculous for someone of his standing to be involved in such criminal activities. Why is PNG being very lenient on such people, who come do business and hasten their other interests at the expense of the citizens of this land.

    I suggest that the government revoke his citizenship and send him away. We dont need such people to do business at the ignorance of us and do other illegal businesses, to smear PNG’s intergrity.

  4. P. Urilly
    September 27, 2012 at 8:55 am

    What is Ian Chow up to?. Is he a entrepreneur here or building a military camp? How many more of his successful imports of the illegal arms may have already ended up in the wrong hands . The government must be vigilance on this wake up calls and take tougher penalties on expatriates involved in the illegal business activities. NO WONDER LAW AND ORDER PROBLEMS KEEP ON RISING. Lae Biscuit Co needs to assist deporting such bad people.

  5. joshua aret
    October 23, 2012 at 11:18 am

    this is a serious crime,t
    the should revoke the lea biscuit co liecence ban him doing business in png.

  6. leonard
    February 8, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    he’s a gud fellow and should NOT B punished cos he’s ma dad

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