Teenagers arrested for brewing homebrew

POLICE in Kirakira have arrested three teenagers, two female and one male, for the illegal brewing of homebrew on Ugi Island, Makira Ulawa Province on December 29, 2017.

The trio were arrested and charged for the alleged offence of restriction of brewing liquor. The suspects have been bailed to appear before the Kirakira Magistrates Court on January 2018.

They were reported to police by the community and were arrested, with their products confiscated.

Provincial Police Commander, Makira Ulawa Province Superintendent Peter Sitai says,

“For the Province this is an unusual activity since police have received reports and have arrested mainly male offenders, but now we can see the involvement of our young girls.”

“This is an issue of concern for the Police and more especially my office and I strongly appeal to elders and leaders living in and around Makira-Ulawa Province to think seriously about this matter as we now see girls in our communities involved in this illegal activities.”

Sitai concluded by thanking the communities in and around Makira Ulawa Province for their continuous support in providing information in regards to criminal activities and their working together throughout the Christmas season to curb criminal activities.


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