Gizo police arrest 14 over illegal brewing

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POLICE in Gizo have arrested 14 suspects for consumption of the illegal homebrew in two different locations over the weekend.

Police executed a well-coordinated raid on Lambulambu village and Sambora village on Saturday.

Officer in charge told Island Sun Gizo yesterday the 14 suspects will appear in Gizo Magistrates Court on August 20, 2018 for drinking homebrew and mixing included causing disturbances in the communities. Police have charged them.

He adds, “I would like to thank Crime Prevention Committee (CPC) members along coast of Lambulambu and Sambora who reported matters of illegal brewing of Homebrew, which lead to the arrest of fourteen suspects.

“I would like to thank the community chiefs, church leaders and elders for supporting the police and working together by providing information.

“Without you, police cannot work effectively to address problems in our communities,” he added.

“Gizo Police appeal to all the people of Western Province to provide any information about the illegal sale of beer and home brew in our communities and Call our office line on phone 60999 or free tall line 999 and report them.