By ZACHERY PER
POLICE yesterday warned would-be troublemakers in Simbu and Eastern Highlands provinces to behave or face head-on with the law.
“We want a trouble-free Easter period. We have stepped up security between Kassam Pass and Waghi Bridge of the Okuk Highway,” Simbu provincial police commander Supt Joseph Tondop said yesterday.
He said strategic locations on the highway covering the two provinces would be monitored by both police and auxiliary policemen, including those from remote areas.
“The police firepower will be fierce and tough this Easter, if you decide otherwise, from having a peaceful Easter with your families. You should better think twice,” he warned.
Supt Tondop said police manpower had already been deployed for special Easter operations starting this afternoon until Easter Monday.
“We will cover both day and night. Special focus will be placed on crime prevention and incidents,” he said.
Supt Tondop said PNG, being a Christian country, would expect citizens to attend church services and to be with their families at home.
“However, apart from this, anyone wishing to party with homebrew, marijuana and alcohol on strategic locations especially along the Okuk Highway will be taken head on by police,” he said.