Police have arrested nine people for contravening the Disaster Management Act regulations after seizing a truckload of liquor in Paarl and the Airport Industria in Cape Town.
According to police spokesperson, Captain FC Van Wyk, Crime Intelligence operatives had been monitoring vital information for some time about illegal liquor trading from a farm in Paarl and a premises in the Airport Industria.
“Crime Intelligence operatives assisted by Anti-Gang Unit members busted a truckload of liquor on Tuesday afternoon.”
The confiscated liquor has an estimated value of R 640 000.
Van Wyk added: “Nine suspects aged between 26 and 55 were arrested and members seized 3 000 X 5 and 3 litre bottles of cheap wine, 1416 X 750ml bottles of red wine, a substantial amount of cash and a delivery truck.”
He explained that police discovered a storage facility equipped with security uniforms, safes, forklifts and more boxes of alcohol inside the premises at Airport Industria.
“The suspects have been charged for contravening the Disaster Management Act regulations in relation to the selling, dispensing and distributing alcohol,” Van Wyk added.
The suspects are expected to appear in the Bishop Lavis court today.