2015 Festive Operations

Police see drop in alcohol-related incidences

In an interview with PNG Loop NCD Central Police Commander Sylvester Kalaut says his officers have reported that unlike previous festive periods this season was good.

He admits that part of the success was partially due to reverse psychology in terms of the behaviour of the people.

By not imposing a liquor ban he says people have been behaving themselves and indirectly drinking responsibly.

Christmas Eve saw many roadblocks and spot checks carried out while on Christmas night only a few patrols as well as roadblocks were set up.

NCD police recover stolen vehicles

NCD Central Police Commander Sylvester Kalaut says the three cars were recovered over the last 48 hours.

He says the cars were all reportedly stolen before the festive season started and recovered at different locations throughout the city.

Kalaut warned Port Moresby residents to take heed and use caution when out and about in the city during the festive period.

He added that there has been an increase in vehicle theft leading up to the festive season, which is why he is calling on motorists in the city to be wary and alert at all times when out and about.