Weapons seized in Christmas blitz


The National Capital District enforcement unit with the help of police confiscated knives and screwdrivers, mostly from  youths, attending Christmas activities at  Jack Pidik Park.
“Any person caught in possession of knives or other materials that may be dangerous will be handed over to police,” said Mathias Repo, coordinator for the NCDC enforcement unit.
Seventeen knives and two screwdrivers were confiscated.
Some women were also involved.
The enforcement unit was working alongside police, private security firms and youths to provide security for  Christmas activities at the park, Kasio Circle – the roundabout at the Rainbow-Gerehu area, Parker Ring road downtown and 9-Mile.
The security personnel stationed to work at the places did foot patrol to monitor the movements of people. They will search suspects.
The enforcement unit has extended its security perimeters from the staged areas to the main highways to make sure people travelled safe before and after scheduled   activities at night.
Christmas programmes started on Monday and will continue until Dec 16.
“We want Port Moresby residents to enjoy the true spirit of Christmas in programmes staged for them during this festive season,” Repo said.
He advised the public to be very careful when travelling at nights during this time of the year.