Christmas checkpoints go up on highway


WESTERN police have set up checkpoints along the Kiunga-Tabubil highway as part of their Christmas and New Year operations.
Police commander Superintendent Joseph Puri told The National that officers were on the lookout for vehicles which were not registered, not road-worthy and drivers who did not have licences.
“They are also making sure every passenger is sober,” Puri said.
He said they were also checking on the misuse and abuse of government vehicles with ‘P’ plates or ‘Z’ plates.
“We have also told public servants in the province to operate their vehicles only during business hours and for official purposes only,” he said.
“We will also be questioning people carrying large quantity of alcohol.”
Puri said people carrying large amount of alcohol for their bottle shops should produce their trading licences.
“We have our own timings for liquor ban during Christmas and New Year,” he said.
Puri said they had been monitoring people transporting large quantities of alcohol.
“We will also monitor all the road access, licenses permits for liquor shops and clubs and bottle shops,” he said.