Provincial police commander Chief Sergeant Alex N’drasal says the 75 arrested were mostly youths who hung around the main Lorengau town area. Others were picked up on the central Manus highway during the New Year operations.
He confirms that 60 police officers had taken part in the special festive season operation in the province.
“The celebrations here was very peaceful and quiet,” he said.
Apart from a boating incident and an arson case at Tingou village on the Manus highway, the weekend was relatively quiet, he added.
Members of the public went on air on Radio Manus to thank the police for their work.
N’drasal also thanked his officers for their tireless efforts and time into carrying out the operation.