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Kimberley cops arrest man for allegedly selling booze from his house

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In a separate incident, a group of people were found gathering in Phuthanang, drinking and buying home-made beer

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THE KIMBERLEY police arrested a 63-year-old man on Sunday for allegedly illegally dealing in liquor, “flouting the adjusted Level 3 Covid-19 regulations”.

Police spokesperson Captain Olebogeneg Tawana said the man was arrested after police received a tip-off.

“The suspect was found selling liquor at inflated prices to the public from his house. He had no valid liquor trading licence to operate a tavern from his house situated in Newton Road in Beaconsfield. Liquor found on the premises, which was valued at R4,800, was confiscated,” said Tawana.

He added that other crime-prevention operations related to the lockdown were conducted in other areas of the city.

“In a separate incident, a group of people were found gathering in Phuthanang in Galeshewe, busy drinking and buying fermented beer and alcohol. People on the premises were found not wearing face masks and were ordered to disperse. The owner was slapped with a fine and the fermented beer was disposed of,” said Tawana.

“Members of the public are warned not to drink home-made alcohol as the effects thereof can be dangerous.

“The enforcement and monitoring of Covid-19 regulations for compliance is continuing,” warned Tawana.

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