Face a fine if buying wine

2017-07-04 06:01
Some of the liquor confiscated during a search in Lentegeur last week.

Some of the liquor confiscated during a search in Lentegeur last week.

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Illegally selling or buying liquor will result in a fine or arrest, should you be caught.

This is the warning from police who executed several search warrants in the Lentegeur policing precinct last week.

The police’s designated liquor officer executed search warrants and held an undercover operation at illegal outlets in Mandalay, Montrose Park, Montclaire and New Woodlands.

More than 79F alcohol was confiscated.

Four people, aged between 20 and 60, were arrested on charges of selling liquor without a valid licence.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says that alcohol is a main contributor in most crimes against women and children.

“The consumption of liquor has taken communities down a road of moral decay and increased substance abuse to such a level that it has destroyed many lives and families,” she says.

“Policing illegal shebeens and regulating the selling of liquor might seem to the community as trivial and that there are more serious crimes to police but the illegal selling of liquor is a serious offence and it’s contributing to serious offences, like murder, rape and assaults.

“Contravention of the Liquor Act contributes to many social ills in the community.”

Lentegeur police are urging residents not to buy alcohol at illegal outlets.

Kleinsmith confirms to People’s Post that not only will illegal shebeen owners be held accountable, but residents who buy from outlets will also be liable to a fine and will get a criminal record.

“We will arrest illegal shebeen owners but if you are found to have bought liquor from an illegal outlet, your liquor will be confiscated and you will be liable to pay a fine at the police station,” says Kleinsmith.

Residents are urged to report illegal outlets to their nearest police station.

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