Shebeen raided for third time

2016-10-11 06:00

A follow-up police operation at a popular shebeen in Lotus River resulted in liquor being confiscated and a man being arrested on Friday.

The premises were visited twice in one weekend during a previous operation two weeks ago. Apparently stubborn to adhere to the law, liquor was again confiscated the past weekend.

Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says police and a liquor officer had an integrated operation with other law enforcement agencies and the Western Cape Liquor Authority.

“Officers observed the premises, in Kers­hout Street, Lotus River, and saw that liquor was being sold [from the premises]. When entering the place, liquor [found at] the premises was confiscated. The 48-year-old suspect was arrested,” Kleinsmith says.

The same evening, premises in 6th Avenue was also searched and liquor was seized there as well.

A 38-year-old man was arrested.

Kleinsmith confirms both suspects were arrested on charges of selling liquor without a liquor licence.

An amount of 284 860F was confiscated at both premises.

Two weeks ago, on Friday 30 September, police went to the same premises in Kers­hout Street and also confiscated liquor at the unlicensed shebeen.

At the previous operation, more than 70 000F liquor, freezers on the premises and a undisclosed amount of cash were confiscated.

The next evening, the same premises were searched and liquor to the amount of 103 590F was confiscated. A 15-year-old was arrested on charges of selling liquor without a valid liquor licence.

The suspects have since appeared in court on charges of selling liquor without a licence.

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