R4m's booze flushed down the drain

2012-01-31 22:47

Johannesburg - Seized alcohol worth about R4m was flushed down the drain in Katlehong, on the East Rand, on Tuesday, Gauteng police said.

The drink was destroyed to mark the end of the When Duty Calls festive season operation, said Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou.

He said the liquor was confiscated from shebeens during the operation, which was conducted throughout the province from September 1.

"Reckless alcohol consumption contributes to many types of crime such as assaults, rapes and murder," said Ndou.

"The operation has come to an end, but the law enforcement will continue including the raiding of shebeens," he said.

The event was attended by representatives of the Gauteng Liquor Board and the commanders of most of the provincial police stations.

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