Klerksdorp man fined and arrested for flouting alcohol ban

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A Klerksdorp man has been arrested after flouting the Level 3 lockdown restrictions governing the sale and consumption of alcohol.

According to a statement, the Klerksdorp SAPS arrested the 49-year-old on Thursday afternoon at approximately 13:30. The man had been found to be in possession of several types of liquor at his residence in Meiringspark.

Sgt Amogelang Malwetse, Klerksdorp SAPS spokesperson, stated that police received a tip-off about large amounts of liquor being sold and stored in the backyard of a business operating for a different purpose.

When initially questioned the suspect denied all claims that he had liquor on the premises.

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The suspect later confessed to selling the alcohol. He was immediately issued with a R3000-00 fine for contravening Regulation 77 (1)(b) sale, dispensing, or distribution of liquor.

SAPS confiscated liquor to the value of R125 000 from the premises.