Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr commended his personnel under his command for a tremendous job, despite been attacked by drunkards.
Wagambie said police operation started in the evening of December 31, 2016, well before the clocked struck midnight.
“Police were deployed in all parts of the city. Would be troublemakers were taken off the streets; these were drunks and people acting disorderly.”
The Lae Police boss said many of the city’s red zone areas did not experience problems common in previous New Year celebrations.