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.

  • Boer - 2012-01-31 23:30

    Noooooooo! o the nutrients, just think of all the nutrients going to waste

      Fredster - 2012-02-01 07:31

      Good, they should have flushed more.

      Bardy - 2012-02-01 07:49

      WWWWWWHHHHHHYYYYYYY???????????????? This is such a tragedy!!!!

      Modefan - 2012-02-01 08:37

      :( What a horror story, I need a tissue for the tears in my eyes

      George - 2012-02-01 08:44

      RIP my dear friends rip

      daryltt - 2012-02-01 08:47

      And hungry people go with out nutrients in poor countries. Oh the horror....

      Preggy - 2012-02-01 10:48

      @Fredster69, you really need to have a Bell's and loosen up! This is a tragedy!

      George - 2012-02-01 11:38

      They sent Chivas down my spine

  • miyo27 - 2012-01-31 23:55

    some of it went towards the cops end of year party

  • Max - 2012-02-01 00:10

    I assume Katlehong looks like a ghost town tonight.

  • Clive - 2012-02-01 06:33

    Enviromental hazard- should have been sent to a chemical plant for processing-not poured into our storm water drains-there must have been in excess of 40 000 litres there.There must be a better way.

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-02-01 07:47

      imagine the problems we are going to have with drunk fishes swimming into each other, beaching themselves etc! (not to mention the marital strife and discord!)

      daryltt - 2012-02-01 08:51

      Unless it was just 30 bottles of 50 year old glenfiddich.

  • Meshack Letswalo - 2012-02-01 07:59

    If the police bosses and the media stayed until all the alcohol has been dumped then you can say it was truly dumped. Otherwise it was just a show for the cameras, the rest will be sold back to the liquor traders just like confiscated drugs.

  • modmario - 2012-02-01 08:05

    Cheers I say with my glass of vino in hand..... They can't handle bread or even cake!!!!

  • AntiThesis - 2012-02-01 08:09

    Well I guess no one is getting cake if the bread is finished.....

  • thabo.tebele - 2012-02-01 08:27

    They should have given it to me,I have a perfect way of disposing it without wasting their energy and valuable time.

  • Rudie - 2012-02-01 08:39

    99 bottels of beer on the wall.......

  • Roderic - 2012-02-01 08:46

    Why not sell/auction it to the public or liquor traders and donate the proceeds to the widows/orphans of those cops killed in the line of duty?

  • Deon - 2012-02-01 09:23

    Noooooooo!!!! The sadest news I have to endure so far this year!!! Whyyyyyy???

  • Robyn - 2012-02-01 10:12

    and how many cops got drunk while ''disposing'' the alcohol?

  • Thapelo - 2012-02-01 11:07


  • Heinrich - 2012-02-01 11:58

    Why not auction it & buy quality required policing equipment?

  • Barries Barnard - 2014-03-12 07:16

    it was not flushed the police just resold it to the shebeens

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