A joint team of personnel from the local police, military, and the district’s public order agency have continued to crack down on liquor producers and sellers in Siriwini and Sanoba neighborhoods, Papua province and seized one thousand liters of alcohol of the brand ‘Bobo‘ during raids the second week of August 2020. Papua Police spokesperson, Sen.Coms. Ahmad Musthofa Kamal, said it is as part of efforts to reduce the crime rate in Nabire district.
Three hundred liters of liquor from a house in the Siriwini neighborhood, while 700 liters of liquor was seized during a raid conducted in the Sanoba neighborhood”, a police officer revealed.
Last month, police officers in Mimika district also successfully crack down for allegedly making and selling an alcoholic beverage called “sopi”.
The Papuan government has effectively banned the production, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages since 2016, in accordance with the Regional Government’s Regulation Number 15 of 2013. The regulation is aimed at protecting Papuans from the harmful effects of alcohol consumption, such as loss of consciousness and engaging in acts of domestic violence and crime.