Increased drug activities concerning

The Manus police boss is concerned over the increase in drug and homebrew activities by youths in Lorengau town.

Manus provincial police commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, is concerned over the increase in those illegal activities.

During the weekend, five youths, aged between 18 and 25, were arrested in Lorengau town for homebrew and drug activities.

PPC Yapu said Lorengau town, which was once a safe haven, is turning into a chaotic drug zone.

He blamed this on the new trend in drugs being brought into the Province by the betelnut trade from Wewak, Madang and Kavieng by boats.

Yapu appealed to the community leaders, provincial administration and provincial government to collectively assist police and address the issues.

Recently, community policing officers conducted a wide range of awareness in the 7 wards in Lorengau and Yapu said police have done their part to address those social issues.

Meantime, two traffic accidents were reported to Police, resulting from drunk and reckless driving.

Both drivers have been charged by Police and are expected to appear in court.

Sally Pokiton