Police warn public over illegal market



WESTERN Provincial Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu has encouraged the public to assist police over illegal liquor outlets in Western Province.

With an increased number of illegal black market recorded in the province, police are monitoring the rise of illegal liquor outlets.

Lenialu said that public must comply with law and order under the liquor Act, and those who go against the law will be prosecuted.

“Western Province is a tourism hub and this practice must be stopped.

“Police will continue to monitor illegal black markets within the surrounding communities in Western Province.

“I would like to call on the general public to come forward to the police to report any suspect following this illegal markets outlets.”

Lenialu said police will continue to keep an eye on any black market outlets in Western province to minimise the number of criminal activities.

Meanwhile, Lenialu said Gizo traffic office will soon check on business licences of vehicles, taxis and those who are providing public transportation services around Gizo.

PPC police will carry out traffic check this week.

“Therefore, those of you who have not renewed your licenses are kindly ask to do this before the police check,” Lenialu said.

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