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EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD CONFISCATES 428 LITRES OF LIQUOR FROM UNLICENSED LIQUOR OUTLETS

By In News On June 10, 2015


Media Release

For immediate release

10 June 2015

EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD CONFISCATES 428 LITRES OF LIQUOR FROM UNLICENSED LIQUOR OUTLETS

On the 5th and 6th June, 2015 Eastern Cape Liquor embarked on a blitz operation in Willovale area under the Mbashe Local Municipality and visited 38 outlets that were suspected of selling liquor without valid licenses.  About 428 litres of alcohol were confiscated and booked into the Willovale Police Station. The liquor confiscated include concoctions, brandy and beer.

Working with SAPS, Eastern Cape Liquor Board undertook a blitz operation in the area following complaints from Chief Ngwenyathi Dumalisile of the area and other members of the community about the mushrooming of unlicensed liquor outlets. The Chief was concerned with the rapid increase of illegal taverns, which are a cause for escalating cases of crime in the area.

The operation started on Friday, the 5th and ended on Saturday, the 6th during which about seven (7) illegal outlets were closed down for selling liquor without valid liquor licenses.

During the operation, in total nine cases of selling of liquor without valid licenses were opened and fines to the value of R2700 were issued.

Referring to the operation, Chief Ngwenyathi Dumalisile said, “I must express my deepest gratitude for this operation, and this community will never be the same”.

Eastern Cape Liquor Board is steadfast in its drive to combat illegal liquor trading and will continue to conduct the same operations in other areas of the province. Illegal liquor trading results in myriad of social ills in our society and those who trade outside the legal framework will undoubtedly face the wrath of the law.

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For more information you can contact Mr Mgwebi Msiya @0605016418 /Mgwebi.msiya@eclb.co.za