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Police warn against homebrew

Luke Rawalai
Saturday, May 17, 2014

THE consumption and production of homebrewed alcohol is illegal says divisional crime officer North Assistant Superintendent of Police Salaseini Vakatuturagani.

Responding to questions posed at the recent Cakaudrove Provincial Council meeting on Taveuni ASP Vakatuturagani said the production of homebrew for consumption was an offence.

She said even though it was a minor offence it was still a crime and needed to be reported.

"The law takes the view that if alcohol is produced in homes people will start accessing them easily and any problems arising from the consumption of homebrewed alcohol will be a problem for government to deal with," she said.

"Therefore to ensure the consumption and production of these alcohols are kept in check it has been criminalised.

"People who know and witness those consuming or producing such alcohol need to report them to their nearest police station of post."

Cakaudrove-i-Wai representative Sevanaia Watekini questioned whether the brewing and consumption of such alcohol was legal because it was becoming common among village youths.

"The alcohol is usually brewed for special occasions including holidays like Christmas and new year's celebrations," he said.








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