Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at Central Police Station have confiscated kwaso (homebrew) production during a raid at Tasahe B area last week.

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Honiara City Police, Chief Superintendent (Supt) Jimson Robo says, “The raid was carried out upon information received from the community.

Supt Robo says, “When the operation support team arrived at the location the suspect had already escaped and a search was conducted at the suspect’s home.”

PPC Robo says, “Every confiscated item was brought to Central Police Station and called on the suspect to surrender himself to police as the case has now been established for further investigation.”

“To curb crime in our community is everybody’s responsibility therefore any person brewing kwaso or selling marijuana in our communities must be reported to the police to stop such habits that can lead to bad influence,” says PPC Robo.

In markets across the Solomon Islands, organised gangs are doing a roaring trade selling kwaso. In the capital Honiara, kwaso is often sold for $10 for a bottle, which is a much cheaper option than beer.

These illegal vendors make good money as well, on a good day they sell well over 100 bottles, which is about SBD$1,000 in sales.

Source: Police Media