240516 POLICE TO CONFISCATE EQUIPMENTS
By Tom Kathoa
Home Brew Manufacturers are warned of the possible arrests if caught by police.
Head of the Bougainville Community Policing division, Lesley Meten says once the police finish their general awareness in constituencies anyone found brewing the substance will be arrested and charged.
North Bougainville Community Policing division, Inspector Spencer Aili also says police bail has been increased as deterred to would- be illegal brewers.
Police is very concern about the breakdown of law and order in the communities as a direct result of liquor and other alcoholic beverages.
He explained that police bail is different from court bail and only the courts has the power to order how much police bail should be depending on the offence committed by the offender.
Police are currently out awareness in the six constituencies in Buka. They have yet to cover, Halia, Hagogohe, Peit and Tsilato constituencies.