News, Northern Bahr el-ghazal

Trader nabbed over prohibited goods

By Hou Akot Hou

Police in Aweil town, Northern Bahr El Ghazal State (NBGs) of South Sudan, are holding a trader of selling banned alcoholic drink, known as Star-Gin.

NBGs police commissioner, Philip Madut Tong, said the trader hired a truck loaded with goods from Juba, which was seized when they discovered, it was carrying the prohibited Star-Gins.

He was intercepted while en route to Aroyo town in Aweil Centre County.

Mr. Madut warned the business community, especially traders in the state, to avoid selling hard drinks like Star Gin and Shisha (hookah).

“We have been working hard to tell people (traders) that star-gin and hookah (shisha) are prohibited because they are contributing to the criminal activities in the state, and they too kill as they don’t add anything to the lives of human beings,” said Madut.

He said they won’t tolerate people who are not abiding by the order.

The police commissioner noted that the trader nabbed will be arraigned in a court of law to answer charges for contravention of the order, which has been pronounced since the beginning of the year.

He said that they will work hard to ensure that the order that came through the cabinet is implemented.

Mr. Madut advised traders never to embark on such businesses as selling shisha and Star-Gin but rather to start other entrepreneurial businesses that are lucrative as well.


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