Cuffed for illegal trade of booze

2018-07-19 06:00

Four Lwandle residents were arrested for illegally selling liquor.

According to Sergeant Mthokozisi Gama, spokesperson for Lwandle police, the suspects were arrested by officers of the station’s Crime Prevention Unit on Monday 16 July.

The four were caught during an operation conducted on Monday and Tuesday.

Three women and a man were arrested in separate incidents, after they were found selling liquor without licences at their homes.

Gama said the officers were patrolling their precinct when they noticed suspicious activity at the properties.

“The officers immediately went inside these houses to investigate and found groups of people drinking liquor. After searching the homes, they found large volumes of liquor,” he explained.

“Police requested liquor licences from the owners which they could not produce.”

After the arrests, the officers also confiscated about 50 litres of liquor.

Gama said all the arrested suspects, aged 22 to 50, were charged for selling liquor without a licence. They appeared in Strand Magistrate’s Court yesterday (Wednesday 18 July).

The outcome of the court appearances was not known at the time of going to print.

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