Police in the Simbu province will launch a campaign on today to “take back Kundiawa” from illegal drugs (marijuana) and home brews within the streets and corridors of main supermarkets in Kundiawa town.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Superintendent Epenes Nili said the street sellers have been selling these dangerous drugs (marijuana) and home-brew in the pretext of selling betel nuts and store goods along footpaths of main supermarkets.
Mr Nili said the sellers know who their customers are. He said they have been doing this and the police are taking this initiative to stop this illegal activity.
“The impression of town does not look good when thugs are selling and trading illegal drugs within the town premises. I am initiating this to do away with the street sellers who are selling store goods on the footpaths of the main supermarkets as they are becoming a cover for these illegal activities.
“We will clean Kundiawa town and further into the districts as well. I also told the people of Kundiawa that this is what I am going to do, I have declared war on dangerous drugs and home brew in the province,” Mr Nili said.
Mr Nili said police in the province do not experience tribal fights and armed robberies. He said Simbu is a very peaceful province with peace-loving people, but only few are involved in selling and consuming drugs (marijuana) and home-brew.