The National – Thursday, December 16, 2010
POLICE in Southern Highlands have kick-started the Christmas and New Year operations last week.
The police were out in full force to ensure that there is peace and harmony in the province during the festive season.
Provincial police commander Supt Teddy Tei said police would not tolerate those tampering with the law and would arrest and charge the lawbreakers accordingly.
He said the traffic section was also doing its share in booking vehicles that were not roadworthy, ensuring there was no overloading of passengers, and would crack down on other illegal activities happening in the province.
He added that the total ban on alcohol for an indefinite period was still in place and since its implementation five months ago, the province had seen a reduction in crime.
Tei said alcohol and drugs were still being smuggled into the province and “self-centred people who think about themselves disobeyed the law” and were responsible for this.
He said police were cracking down on the illegal sale of alcohol and, so far, nine arrests had been made since last week.
Tei said law and order problems had been trimmed due to active police presence in the province, and with early works on the LNG project underway, the people had to abide by the law.
He said engaging in lawlessness would have a negative outlook on the province and he called on the people to respect the law.
He also called on youths to be responsible and mindful citizens as police would not hesitate to punish law breakers.
Tei also commended the people for their support in helping the police.