Kuminibis village

Illegal brewers surrender equipment

The surrender was part of an agreement reached by community leaders, mobile squad (MS) 13 and the Maprik Police during a mediation on June 20th following a community unrest that almost saw the closure of the Balupwina Primary School.

Investigation by police had 10 school boys face charges, and also led to the identification of the root of the riot, which was alcohol related.

The brewers and producers were given a three-day grace period starting on the 20th.