A senior police officer in Morobe, says the prevention of home-brew making and consumption in the community will depend on the support of all stakeholders, and not just police.
Senior Sergeant, Detective Andrew Kwalam, from the Criminal Investigation Division of Morobe Command says, health officials, police, NGOs and other relevant government bodies will need to work together in carrying out awareness to youth.
He said youth turn to producing and selling of this illegal substance as it is their only form of making an income for themselves.
Senior Sergeant, Kwalam says home-brew was introduced into the informal sector by youths so that they can make a living for themselves.
However, they are not aware of the risk involved in producing as well as consuming it.
According to Kwalam, home-brew and marijuana are the two main cause of law and order problems in communities.
Police can only do much to curb this rise in home-brew activities. The ratio of 1 police man to about a 1000 citizen is a lot of problem for the law enforcers.
Police can only arrest and charge suspects involved in this illegal activity.
But, it takes a lot more effort and support from the community, relevant government departments and stakeholders to prevent it from happening.