Police say they confiscated alcohol worth R1 million from a 31-year-old man. Members of the Ekurhuleni Police Department’s drug enforcement unit arrested a couple for selling liquor during the nationwide lockdown implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19.
As part of the regulations in place during the 21-day lockdown, the selling of alcohol is prohibited.
The police said the couple was being detained at the Alberton Police Station.
#sapsGP Couple arrested by Ekhuruleni Metro Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit Members and are detained at Alberton #SAPS for selling liquor during #21DaysLockdown and not adhering to the Disaster Management Act. NP pic.twitter.com/T5SLqvsSID
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) March 31, 2020
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, at about 11 pm, police in the Eastern Cape confiscated alcohol worth millions of rands.
Eastern Cape police spokesperson, Captain Lariane Jonker said: “Members from the Tarkastad Visible Police reacted on information received from a source and narrowed in on the Tarkastad Bottlestoor.
“During further the investigation it was found that the owner was trading illegally and contravened the Disaster Management Act, Regulation 11 B (1) (b) – (d), selling of prohibited items.
“All alcoholic beverages and spirits were confiscated with an estimated value of R1 million.
“The 31-year-old man was arrested and then issued with a SAPS 496 form, a notice to appear in court. The accused is due to appear in the Tarkastad Magistrate’s Court on 20 April 2020.”
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Source: The Citizen