Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at Tulagi have arrested three suspects for breaching orders on restriction of movement of small boats from Honiara to Gumba in small Ngella in Central Province yesterday.

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Central Province, Superintendent David Soakai says police have intercepted a 40 horsepower outboard motor engine with three people on board at Gumba Village in small Ngella.

Soakai says it was alleged that the small boat from Fishing village, in Honiara, had been transporting goods for sale in small Ngella and also provided passengers service to the villages in and around small Ngella.

“It is further alleged that the boat had been doing this run for the last four days. The suspects were tested for COVID-19 upon arrival at Tulagi and their test results return negative. They were escorted to Tulagi Police Station, were arrested and placed in police custody for further dealings,” he said.

“I appeal to Honiara residents and people in Central Province to respect orders given by the authorities. Those orders are for our good and safeguard us during this fight against this deadly virus. Please stop those types of activities. Remember the virus moves when a person moves.”

Source: RSIPF Media