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Police shut down shebeens in Ritchie

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Cops seize illicit alcohol and destroy home-made brew as part of safer festive season operations

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AS PART of safer festive season operations, the police shut down shebeens in Ritchie that were selling illicit alcohol and home-made brew

The operations were conducted by the SAPS Frances Baard cluster.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Colonel Mashay Gamieldien said large amounts of alcohol were seized and the home-made brew was destroyed.

“Fines amounting to R3 000 were issued and cash that is believed to have been the proceeds from the sale of alcohol was also confiscated,” said Gamieldien.

She added that the team, in conjunction with the Modderrivier police and the Kimberley Explosives unit, also visited tuck shops in the area to conduct inspections relating to the illegal sale of fireworks.

The Frances Baard district commissioner, Major-General Johan Bean, stated that similar “disruptive actions” would be conducted in the greater Frances Baard area for the duration of the festive season period.

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