New booze smugglers

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The National, Thursday 2nd May 2013


A NEW trend is developing in Western – women smuggling alcohol and drugs – says provincial police commander Silva Sika.

Two women were arrested yesterday in Kiunga trying to take alcohol to Tabubil town, he said.

“The suspects bought some bottles of dark rum and strapped them around their waists” Sika told The National.

Sika said one woman strapped seven bottles and other eight at the Kiunga rugby field.

“A pastor spotted them and reported it to police,” Sika said.

He said the women’s intentions were to smuggle the alcohol into Tabubil to sell.

“Our police will put a strategy together to search women travelling on the Tabubil highway,” Sika said.

Meanwhile, Sika reported that two men were arrested in Balimo on Monday for possessing marijuana.

“The Balimo police arrested them and the suspects told them that two highlanders were selling drugs down the Aramia river,” Sika said.

“The highlanders are coming from Hela and Southern Highlands and are bringing marijuana to exchange with the locals for money and fire arms,” Sika said.