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Booze clampdown: Hundreds of litres of ‘low cost wine’ seized in Cape City bust

2021-01-20 16:03:41

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A few of the confiscated wine.

  • Western Cape police seized 1000’s of litres of wine, money and a truck throughout a lockdown booze bust.
  • As well as, 9 folks had been arrested.
  • Police had been surveilling a farm in Paarl and a premises close to the Cape City Worldwide Airport earlier than they moved in.

Western Cape police arrested 9 folks and seized 1000’s of litres of “low cost wine”, money and a truck when apprehending a bunch of alleged booze smugglers working between Paarl and Cape City.

Spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk stated Anti-Gang Unit and Crime Intelligence operatives had been surveilling a farm in Paarl and a premises in Airport Industria in Cape City.

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Police moved in on Tuesday afternoon, and arrested the 9 folks.

They seized 3 000 5 litre and three litre bottles of low cost wine, and 1 416 bottles of 750ml crimson wine. 

Police discovered a well-oiled operation, which included forklifts, safety uniforms and safes.

Photos taken on the scene present the packaging of nondescript cardboard bins. 

Police additionally seized money and a supply truck.

AlcoholA few of the wine seized.

News24 Equipped by SAPS

It’s unlawful to promote or transport alcohol underneath the revised Degree 3 laws. The exceptions are alcohol meant for export, and alcohol destined for sanitisers or for industrial use.  

The 9 arrested are between the ages of 26 and 55.

They’re anticipated to seem within the Bishop Lavis Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom on costs of contravening the Catastrophe Administration Act, in relation to the promoting, allotting and distributing of alcohol.

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