OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) arrested and charged five people during a zero tolerance operation (ops) conducted from August 4-5, 2018 in Honiara.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Honiara City Chief Superintendent Alfred Uiga says, “The operation was to execute search warrants, conduct surprise raids at suspicious identified locations within the City boundary and targeting anti-social behaviour. The operation was a success.
“A total of 30 communities from White River in West Honiara to the Ranadi industrial area in the East were visited by police with five people arrested and charged.
“Out of the arrests made, two were for allegedly Consuming Liquor in Public Places; one for allegedly Selling Liquor without a License; one arrested for allegedly producing Liquor (kwaso) illegally; another for the alleged Possession of a Dangerous Drug (marijuana); and one arrested for alleged Assault Causing Actual Bodily Harm.”
“A total of nine cartons of various alcohol beverages were confiscated by police and as well as 229 bottles of kwaso approximate valued at $2,290 if sold in the local market.”
“I appeal to community members in Honiara to assist your police with information about the illegal brewing of kwaso, growing and sale of the dangerous drug marijuana.”
Information can be passed anonymously to police on phone numbers 23666 or 999.
The five defendants have been released on bail to appear before the Honiara Central Magistrates Court at a later date.