BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
GIZO police has been cautioned to keep an eye out for black markets in the province.
A Mr Andrew Koke said police must continue to monitor black markets within surrounding islands and urban centres like Gizo, Ringi, Noro, Munda and Seghe.
Koke said that black markets and selling of drugs (marijuana) still poses as the main causes behind disturbances at night.
“Police must quickly locate illegal liquor outlets with the support of local communities to raid and decrease the number of selling in urban centers and rural communities.
“Illegal black markets without license are illegal and police must monitor this issue quickly together with the community support.
“I would like advise officers in charge to be transparent when invasion illegal black markets.”
Provincial Police Commander, Western Province, Chief Superintendent, Mathias Lenialu said communities must working close with the work of Police to eradicate and control the rise of illegal black markets.
Lenialu encourages the general public to come forward and report any suspects.
He said Police at Munda in the Western Province have arrested two suspects following a raid on black market outlets on Friday February 9, 2018 after allegations of illegal selling of alcohol at several locations in the township.
Lenialu said Police confiscated a total of 30 cartons of alcohol which included a variety of beers and whiskey and cola.
He said the two suspects including a female have been charged with illegal sale of alcohol and released awaiting a date for their appearance in court.