Police in the Free State on Tuesday, at around 10.30am, arrested a suspect transporting liquor in contravention of the Disaster Management Act.
Free State police spokesperson, Colonel Thandi Mbambo, said members of the Harrismith visible policing unit were on a patrol when they received a tip-off about a suspect transporting liquor with a company vehicle.
Mbambo said a vehicle matching the description the police had received through the tip-off was spotted driving on Stuart Street and when stopped and searched, police found it “fully loaded with alcohol”.
“The 57-year-old man was arrested and fined R5000 for violating the Disaster Management Act adjusted level 3 regulations,” Mbambo said.
Meanwhile, police in the Western Cape bust a truckload of liquor worth an estimated R640,000 on Tuesday afternoon and arrested nine suspects aged between 26 and 55.
Compiled by Makhosandile Zulu