A shop in Brits was raided by police on Monday, 25 January, and the manager and a client arrested after police found the manager selling alcohol to a client.
“Bottles of alcohol were found hidden in potato bags during the police’s search of the premises,” police spokesperson, Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said.
The bust was part of the police’s enforcement of the Level 3 lockdown regulations. Mokgwabone said the pair was arrested for contravention of the level 3 lockdown regulations at approximately 12:00 after police received a tip-off that the owner of the store, that sells milk, is selling or dispensing alcohol.
“Police members kept observation and ultimately went to the store. Upon arrival, the store manager was found selling liquor to a client. A search was conducted, leading to the discovery of liquor hidden inside potato bags. Both the store manager and the client were arrested and issued with fines. The store manager, aged 54 was fined R5 000 while a R1 000 fine was imposed on a 50-year-old client. The police confiscated liquor worth R16 250.”