Illegal liquor stores shut down

2017-06-23 06:00


UNLICENCED liquor outlets were shut down and cases of liquor were confiscated in an operation by police in the Kokstad CBD and townships on Friday and Saturday.

The two-day operation was conducted by the Harry Gwala Cluster Task Team, Kokstad Dog Unit, Crime Prevention Unit and SAPS.
Several liquor shops were closed at the taxi rank and some owners ran away.
On Friday, police arrested six people for selling liquor illegally and four were arrested for drinking in public.
On Saturday, four people were arrested for drinking alcohol in public.
SAPS spokesperson Captain Dumisani Ncongo said six cases of beer were discovered during the operation.
He said police will keep a close watch on the CBD to make sure that Kokstad is crime-free.

Hawkers welcomed the campaign and asked police to be more visible in order to fight crime.
They said drug use is a major problem in Kokstad.



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