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February 26, 2020
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Brewing and Consumption of Homebrew Fuels Crimes, Says Wagambie

Lae Metropolitan Commander Chief Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie, said many of the crimes that are being committed are caused by people consuming homebrew.

He says communities need to work together with police to identify those people who are producing illegal alchohol.

Wagambie’s comments follow the capture of a murder suspect who was involved in the attack and murder of another person.

The incident occurred in January, this year, at the Kamkumung settlement in Lae, Morobe Province.

It was alleged that a group of four people were drinking homebrew at the Kamkumung settlement.

The deceased, who was among the group, was attacked and killed by the other three group members, after he refused to buy more of the illegal homebrew.

Two of the suspects were apprehended in January, and are now held at the Buimo prison awaiting court proceedings.

Lae Metropolitan Commander Chief Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie, said the third suspect was apprehended at the top town bus stop a week ago.

This incident is one of the many crimes that are being committed by people under the influence.

Police and community leaders have been carrying out awareness on the negative impacts of brewing and consumption of homebrew.

They have been advising the community on the dangers it can cause to individuals who drink it.

Wagambie says it is evident that those who consume this illegal substance act aggressively, and in a manner that is quite different to their own personality.

He is appealing to all communities to work together, and to identify and assist the arrest of those who are producing it.

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