According to reports, 11 police officers were expected to appear in various courts on Tuesday morning after allegedly breaking alcohol-related laws during the national lockdown.
Police spokesperson, Brigadier Vish Naidoo reportedly confirmed that the officers were arrested over the long weekend, nine in the Western Cape and two in Mpumalanga.
“Seven of them were arrested yesterday in the Worcester area for allegedly faking an alarm and breaking into a bottle store. They’ve been arrested for defeating the ends of justice, possibly housebreaking as well as contravention of the National Disaster Act,” Naidoo said.
Two other police officers were also expected to appear in court after they were cornered in Mpumalanga for escorting bakkies transporting alcohol.
Two others were allegedly arrested in Strand, Cape Town, on Friday for allegedly buying alcohol after forcing a liquor store owner to open shop.