Lockdown: Cops seize R60 000 worth of booze from liquor store

Lockdown: Cops seize R60 000 worth of booze from liquor store

- Police continue to impound alcohol under level 4 lockdown rules

- A bottle store in Kempton Park was raided by the police for selling alcohol

- R60 000 worth of liquor was confiscated

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has confiscated an estimated R60 000 worth of alcohol from a liquor store in Edleen, Kempton Park on the 13th of May 2020.

Spokesperson for Norkem Park SAPS, Sgt Johanna Madiga, stated that the police were patrolling Edleen when they saw a man loading alcohol into a car in front of the bottle store according to The Citizen.

“The police patrollers asked the male suspect where he was taking the alcohol, and he confessed he was going to sell it in Daveyton. The man was arrested for contravention of the Covid-19 Disaster Management Act,” said Madiga.

This comes in the same week as South Africans learned that alcohol may soon be available.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that President Ramaphosa announced some easing of lockdown restrictions.

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By June 1, it is understood that most of the country will be dropped down to Level 3 of lockdown, which will allow for more liberties.

The sale of alcohol has been a huge talking point in South Africa and many are looking forward to this date.

However, current level 3 regulations only allow for the sale of liquor between Monday to Wednesday and from 8 am to noon.

It is illegal to transport and sell alcohol under the current lockdown level and more than one citizen has found out the hard way.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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