|Fines for unruly behavior during Carnaval season|
|Wednesday, 09 January 2013 17:44|
For this short, but intense Carnaval 2013 season the Aruba Police Force is once again issuing warnings that they will be acting accordingly against those who act in a manner that can endanger the safety of the people enjoying the different activities and events.
Aruba's Carnaval has the reputation of being one of the safest and friendliest in the world and authorities are determined to keep the island's good reputation for tourists as well as locals.
At Saturday's Torch Parade police were well prepared in areas surrounding the parade's route as well as on the route; the well-trained K9 Unit was included in the surveillance and actions, Commissioner Trudy Hassell confirmed. She explained that a fine for misconduct and other transgressions is no less than Afl. 750. Depending on the situation, some people have ended up paying over Afl. 1000 in fines.
The preventive measure introduced during the 2012 Carnaval season, where police are allowed during a certain period of time and in a certain area to search persons on possession of weapons - including firearms and white weapons - helped greatly last year in preventing incidents. This measure will be applied during this Carnaval season as well.