NCD Superintendent for Operations, Fred Tundu, said illegal markets like those beside the City Hall are taking advantage of the free space to sell their betelnut, cigarettes, drinks and cooked food.
He said as a lead up to the APEC meeting operations, police will not be allowing any more selling of items in public areas.
“The mount of rubbish is an eyesore; even under the Vision City overhead bridge,” Tundu says.
He adds that action will be taken starting this weekend and moving forward.
NCD police were sent out to conduct awareness to the street sellers selling goods at roadsides, roundabout areas, traffic lights and illegal markets to immediately stop. Failure to do so will result in mass arrests.