Booze confiscated from illegal taverns

2012-12-10 00:00

POLICE on the South Coast will have no mercy on illegal liquor dealing this holiday period.

During a sting operation late last week, five illegal shebeens were closed in the Bhoboyi area and a large quantity of liquor was seized by Port Shepstone public order policing unit members under the command of Warrant Officer Patrick Gosling.

The seized liquor included crates of beer, bottles of spirits and three 25 litre containers with home-made alcohol concoctions.

Five dealers were arrested.

Police spokesperson lieutenant Colonel Zandra Wiid warned that as the holiday season was upon us, the police would deal more severely with those who sold alcohol illegally.

In Murchison, Port Shepstone, police also arrested a 42- year- old man at his home this weekend for hiding dagga and heroin in the speakers of his music system.

The police were acting on a tip-off, and under the command of warrant officer Patrick Gosling, they went to the man’s house and found 306 parcels of dagga weighing 10 kilograms and 15 straws of heroin. The man will appear in the Port Shepstone court today.

Several drug busts have been made during the last couple of months by Warrant Officer Gosling and his team on the South Coast.

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