Police in Kimbe conduct dawn raids


POLICE in Kimbe, West New Britain, conducted dawn raids at selected wards in the Talasea district as part of their independence anniversary operations.
Provincial police commander Superintendent Jim Namora said the raids started before the 41st Independence day last Friday and continued into the weekend.
“I am sure that the increase in police activities in the province will see a slight decline in street offences,” he said.
Namora said police had also conducted smaller raids at certain criminal hotspots and domestic places that house suspects, escapees and those on warrant of arrest.
He said police acted on warrants of arrest issued by the national and district courts in order to keep celebrations safe and free of trouble.
Namora said 50 police officers had participated in the Independence Day parade last Friday as part of the celebrations.
He said 25 officers from Lakemata Correctional Services had also participated in the Independence parade.
Namora said the parade had coincided with a flag raising ceremony that was staged at the Independence Park in Kimbe.
Police in other provinces were also on full operation to enforce alcohol and drug ban during the independence celebrations and to ensure public safety.
People were urged to refrain from consuming alcohol because independence is a time of celebration and everyone must observe with happiness, peace and without liquor, violence and bad attitude.

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