THE Central Magistrates Court in Honiara has fined one of the accused, who was arrested on Tuesday this week for the illegal brewing of kwaso in Namuruka area, West Honiara, $19,000 on Wednesday.
Provincial Police Commander Honiara City, Chief Superintendent Alfred Uiga says, “The defendant was arrested and charged for the offence of restrictions on making liquor contrary to section 50 (2) (b) of the Liquor Act.
“He was taken to the Central Magistrates Court in Honiara where he pleaded guilty to the charge. He was ordered to pay a fine of $19,000 by October 26, 2018 and in he fails to pay the fine, he will go to prison for two years.
“There are other means where we can generate income for our families rather than resorting to these kinds of illegal activities.
“Nowadays we are facing issues of anti-social behaviour in our communities such as common nuisance, drunk and disorderly assaults, and many more.
“They are all alcohol related issues.
“It is time we stand together and fight against kwaso in our communities.
“Report to police anyone in your community who you know to be cooking kwaso so that they can be taken before the Court.
“Let us all work together to curb this kind of illegal activities.”