Police raid kwaso and marijuana hub at Karaina
Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) and Royal Papua New Guinea Police Constabulary (RPNGC) have raided a homebrew (kwaso) and marijuana hub at Karaina settlement, west Honiara.
The raid happened on 5 May 2022, at about 4 and 5pm with the assistance from the RPNGC, according to the Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Honiara City Police, Superintendent Jimson Robo.
It was jointly carried out by White River Police officers and RPNGC .
Superintendent Robo says, “The snap operation raid was successfully done with the assistance and support from the concerned elders, leaders and Chiefs in the community as they are really concerned about the ongoing illegal kwaso and marijuana activities in the area.
Mr Robo adds, “Elders concern that it will increase the anti-social behaviours, had bad influence on youths and affect their lives. ”
There was no possible arrest made as upon police arrival the suspects already left the targeted location. Twenty 1.5 mineral bottles containing kwaso were confiscated and marijuana plants were uprooted.