A total of eleven crocodiles have been destroyed by two teams of RAMSI Participating Police Force (PPF) officers that were dispatched last Friday to help local police deal with threatening animals in two separate provinces.

The team that was sent to the Russell Islands reports destroying up to ten animals over the three nights.

The Commander of the PPF, Denis McDermott, said that he was very satisfied with the success of the teams.

"These are highly trained and skilled officers. I'm sure I speak for all of them when I say that RAMSI is very pleased to be able to help protect the people of Solomon Islands in this way."

The second team, which was dispatched to Atoifi, shot and killed a 2.8m crocodile near the community of Ulubala.

The two teams were sent in response to a request for assistance following the death of a young girl who was taken from the village of Ale by a crocodile earlier this week.

RAMSI has promised to destroy crocodiles and urges anyone with concerns about these dangerous animals in their area to report the matter to their local police, who can then request armed assistance from RAMSI.

Source: RAMSI Media