Cartenz Candle Operation Takes Traffic in Papua Secure – The Papuan Regional Police issued a warning to 232 traffic violators in the Cartenz Candle Operation which has been held since December 24, 2021.

This reprimand sanction increased by 16.58 percent compared to Operation Candle 2020 in the same period with the number of violators reaching 199 people.

“The number of traffic violators this year is 232, an increase of 33 violators compared to the previous year,” said a Head of Public Relations of the Papua Police, Kombes Ahmad Mustofa Kamal, Wednesday, December 29, 2021.

Kamal said that there have been no traffic violators who have been fined in the 2021 Cartenz Candle Operation. Likewise, in the same period in 2020, there were no fines.

“No number of violators who were fined in 2020 and 2021 so that in 2021 there will be no increase or decrease (fixed),” explained Kamal in a written statement.

In addition to zero fines, Kamal ensured that there were no deaths in traffic accidents during the Candlelight Operation in 2020 and 2021. Meanwhile, 2 people were seriously injured, as well as 2 lightly injured victims.

“Throughout Operation Candles last year and now there have not been fatalities in accidents. For material losses in 2021 as much as IDR 58.5 million or increasing sharply compared to the previous year which was only IDR 5 million, “he said.

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The Papuan Police continue to increase patrols in crowded and crime-prone areas ahead of the year 2022. Kamal stated that the security and social security situation is currently safe and conducive.

“In addition to patrols, we also provide advice on preventing Covid-19 to the public by continuing to wear masks and maintain distance, so that we can all avoid Covid-19,” Kamal added.

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