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Police Presence Heightened During Festive Period

As Christmas and the New Year approaches, so has police presence heightened throughout the country.

Deputy Commissioner and Chief of Operations, Jim Andrews, said active operations by Police have begun and will continue well into February of the New Year.

The operation is aimed at reducing crime and inevitable alcohol-related incidences and offences.

Police will be setting up random roadblocks along various highways across the country to come down hard on traffic violations, including drunk-driving and transportation of contraband and illicit substances.

DCP Andrews also made known that they will be targeting black market liquor trades, saying illegal beer outlets will be closed down and those found bootlegging will face the full brunt of the law.

He added that these activities affect peace and good order in communities, therefore it is important police clamp down on such activities. Those found to be drinking and causing nuisance in public, face the risk of being arrested, charged and locked up.

Meanwhile, police of the NCD and Central Command launched their Christmas and New Year Security Operation yesterday in the Nation’s capital. And police in Eastern Highlands as well have begun their festive period operations, all with the aim of maintaining order and normalcy in their respective areas, and providing protection for the public.

Citizens nationwide are asked to take heed of the law and act responsibly when celebrating during this festive season.

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