Police target settlements in war on drugs and violence


HOHOLA police have started a community awareness programme on violence and drug abuse targeting settlements and schools in Port Moresby.
The awareness is part of their monthly programme targeting young people and students in communities and schools.
Hohola police station commander Snr Inspector Ben Kua said the production and consumption of homebrew, school fights, bootlegging, sexual abuse and domestic violence were on the rise.
“We saw that it was necessary to start going out and advocating how it can be reduced and the results of breaching the law,” he said.
Community policing officer Constable Marai Nombri and other officers discussed topics to be presented during the awareness programme.
Areas targeted are Taurama, Vadavada, Murray Barracks, Eki Vaki Primary School and Hohola Demonstration Primary School.
“We will extend to other locations as well,” he said.