Citizen Reporter
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20 Jan 2021
1:47 pm

Free State man bust transporting liquor in company car

Citizen Reporter

Police in the Free State say the 57-year-old suspect had the car 'fully loaded' with alcohol.

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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”.

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“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

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