PPC Manus Chief Inspector David Yapu

Mobile squad tipped off on illicit spirits

PPC Manus Chief Inspector David Yapu said the section of mobile squad, under the command of sergeant Steven Karmi and Senior Constable Herman Ipai, whilst on routine patrol were tipped off on a boat coming into town to sell homebrew. 

When the boat arrived at the boatshed, police searched it and confiscated 41 containers of homebrew; illicit spirit in 600ml plastic containers.

The operator of the boat, who was also the owner of the homebrew, jumped out of the boat and swam out to sea.