The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) AND Participating Police Force advisors (PPF) continues to conduct its High visibility operations around hot spot areas around Honiara, with increasing number of police mobile patrols, foot beat patrols resulting in the arrests of more than 40 suspects over the weekend.
In conjunction with National General Election police operation approaches, police have been reaching out to members of the public targeting communities, churches, government agencies, stake holders and provincial levels its’ people with a message for a ‘Free and Fair’ National General election 2014.
Large number of arrests conducted in one day
Over the weekend particularly on Friday, police have arrested more than 50 suspects on a range of criminal offences including, traffic incidents, property offences, public offences which dominates the arrests and sexual offences.
The large number of arrests resulted from the police High Visibility operation carried out in Honiara and Guadalcanal provincial police.
The suspects have been charged and some were released on bail while others were remanded in police custody for further investigation.
Following the operation, police also confiscated more than 50 cartons of SB and Sol Brew beer at Bahai area and also arrested a male suspect who was spotted selling kwaso bottles in bag at Tandai road.
The suspects have been charged and released on bail to appear in the Honiara Magistrate court on a later date.
Police traffic checks detains and arrested suspects
Police Traffic Unit has conducted a High Visibility operation resulting in the arrest of more than 20 public drivers and detained vehicles.
The traffic operation checks have revealed a lower number of vehicles attended to in regard to traffic offences, compared to other vehicle checks that it was seen increase with vehicles unworthy road use and alcohol related issues.
Police urged vehicle drivers to stay away from drink and drive attitude and be truthful to safely provide a worthy vehicle running on the main road.
Police will continue to conduct more of its operation in the coming weeks, to making sure the Honiara city is safe and secure from any unwanted behaviour as the country is heading to the National general election.
Police can be contacted on phone: 23666 or 999.
Issued by Police Media