Acting Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga. Photo credit: SIBC.

Acting Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga. Photo credit: SIBC.

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, RSIPF, has launched a major security operation to target the current lawlessness experiences in parts of Honiara.

Additional officers have been deployed and are patrolling Honiara and surrounding communities.

A number of Police Units have been utilized in this operation which has increased police manpower.

Acting Commissioner Juanita Matanga reminds the public that with the launching of the security operation, police are more prepared and have the response capability to attend to any disorder situation.

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force operation is also benefiting from the strong support that is currently provided by the RAMSI’s Participating Police Force.

Meanwhile, police operational units are continuing their patrols around the troubled areas east of Honiara and are expected to continue if there is any need to do so.

A Police media statement says, the support from the public through the provision of information which has assisted the police operation is overwhelming.

Its says, information received has helped police patrols identify and track down a number of suspects and consequently made six arrests.

The Police media unit reports, the six suspects are males with ages ranging from 26 to 40 years old and are believed to be from the northern region of Malaita.

They are currently being held in custody at the Honiara City Police station. They are expected to be questioned and charged later.

Police highly commended the public for the considerable and favourable assistance they provide but at the same time call for the continued and positive support for the police operation.

The operational teams are conducting patrols while simultaneously carrying threat level assessments which will be conducted progressively throughout the night.

It adds, areas in and around the capital Honiara are relatively quiet now.

However, the operation continues.

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