Warning issued as police gets S.Highlands back to normal


POLICE in Southern Highlands started their usual operations on Tuesday to restore normalcy for people and businesses.
Provincial police commander Chief Superintendent Joseph Tondop, told a big crowd in Mendi that police would patrol the streets, set up checkpoints and deal with law breakers.
He warned drug dealers and homebrew producers to stop their activities or be hunted down to face the law.
He called on motorists and public motor vehicle (PMV) operators to ensure that their vehicles were registered and roadworthy as police would continue to have checkpoints in and out of town.
“I also would like to see mothers and young girls are not disturbed when selling their garden produce or other goods at the market to earn an income to sustain their living,” Tondop said.
“Since I came here, I haven’t seen any mother or young girl at the market.
“This must change because they have a right to be at the market to sell and earn an income.”
Businesses closed in Mendi after election-related trouble started.