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Illegal liquor licences - 2 arrested

2012-01-26 22:28

Johannesburg - Two men have been arrested for selling illegal liquor licences in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Thursday

Police were visiting liquor outlets on Wednesday to inspect licences and ensure compliance with the Liquor Act when they found a woman trading with a fraudulent liquor licence, spokesperson Jay Naicker said.

"Investigations led them to two Durban men who were allegedly processing liquor licence applications and issuing fraudulent licences for businesses trading in liquor."

Naicker said police arrested the men when they returned to deliver more licences to their clients.

"A number of fraudulent liquor licences and SA Revenue Services receipts were allegedly found in the suspects' vehicle."

The men were expected to appear soon in the Estcourt Magistrate's Court.