By Theckla Gunga – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Police in Port Moresby have concluded the joint festive operations with road safety officers and the Transport Department today.
The joint operation conducted in the city over the last two weeks was focused on minimising unregistered vehicles using the roads and prevent alcohol related crimes.
NCD and Central divisional commander, Sylvester Kalaut, says the overall operation was smooth.
The 14 day operations that involved over 450 police and safety officers concluded this afternoon.
The operation commenced on 17 December 2015 and involved all units under the NCD command including Dog unit and the Mobile Squad.
Similar police operations were also conducted nationwide.
Internal and border crimes commissioner, Chief inspector Donald Yambasombi said New Year celebrations in his command was generally quiet.
“I am so grateful of the operations carried out in my command,” Chief Inspector Yambasombi said.
The border command includes West and East Sepik, Gulf and Western provinces.
Mr. Yambasombi said the provincial police commanders in the four provinces patrolled to the outer most police stations and sent back positive reports of the festivity.
The only major incident was the recent road accident in Wewak. A full report on border operations will be submitted to the Police Commissioner, Gari Baki on Monday.
In Port Moresby, about four road accidents were reported.
The major one occurred on Christmas Eve along the Magi Highway in Central, where eight people were hospitalised after a vehicle traveling from Port Moresby towards Kwikila crashed into the eight.
But since this morning, the city was generally quiet.