Alcohol: Police clamp down

2012-01-17 00:00

POLICE have warned liquor outlets, tobacco dealers and adults not to allow underage children access to these products.

In a statement, the KwaZulu-Natal SAPS threatened to prosecute all those who allow children under the age of 18 to access liquor, either by selling it to them or allowing them to be in a liquor outlet, in contravention of the Liquor Act.

They also threatened to prosecute tobacco dealers who sell tobacco to children in contravention of Child Care Act.

Provincial SAPS spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said: “The act specifically prohibits minors … even entering premises dealing in liquor with the exception of premises operating under a restaurant liquor licence …”

He said SAPS members in the province will be monitoring liquor outlets.

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