Alcohol-free Christmas Eve to Be Imposed by NCD Police

By Theckla Gunga  – EM TV, Port Moresby

Police in NCD will be monitoring an imposed liquor ban on the sale of alcohol in settlements and residential areas in Port Moresby tonight.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Andy Bawa said much attention will be on keeping drunks off the streets, and ensuring families have a safe Christmas Eve.

Since the launch of police operations last Friday, operations like foot patrols and motorist checks are ongoing in different sections in NCD.

Police will be confiscating any illegal items during these checks and unregistered vehicles will also be impounded. 

This year’s aim is to reduce road accidents and Metropolitan Superintendent Bawa has warned opportunists to not set fire to vehicles involved in car accidents.    

More police visibility will be seen tonight and in the days leading towards the New Year with additional manpower with new police recruits going on board the patrols.

Police will be focused on monitoring settlements and residential areas.  

Similar police operations are being conducted in other provinces with most to end in the first week of January 2015.

Those found to be intoxicated and breaking the law are most likely to spend Christmas in jail.

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