Southern Highlands Provincial Police commander

SHP commended for improvement in crime rate

Papoto said the Office of the Crime Division in Port Moresby reported that Southern Highlands Province alone achieved a 90 per cent rating for successfully prosecuting and convicting major crimes in the province.

He attributed this success to the support provided to the police by the provincial government over the years.

SHP alcohol ban still in place

The liquor ban operations in the province will continue on into the New Year celebrations and festivities.

Southern Highlands Provincial Police commander Sibron Potape says the ban was imposed by the provincial government in 2010 and still stands.

Police will not accept anyone found with any form of alcohol in or around the communities.

Anyone caught to be in possession of any sort of alcohol will face a fine of K1,000 or serve one year in prison.