Illegal shebeen closed in ‘Back to Basics’ operation

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Members of Galeshewe Crime Prevention with the confiscated liquor. Photo: Supplied.

Members of the Galeshewe Visible Policing Unit closed down an illegal shebeen in Galeshewe, Kimberley while on a festive ‘Back to Basics’ operation roll-out on Wednesday.

Liquor with an estimated street value of R3 500 was confiscated.

The owner aged 55-years-old was arrested for selling liquor without a licence.

Cst Mc Collin Nkosi , Cst Lungephi Mira destroying home distilled beer. Photo: Supplied.
Cst Mc Collin Nkosi , Cst Lungephi Mira destroying home distilled beer. Photo: Supplied.

Different tuck shops were visited and one tuck shop owner was issued with a fine for selling fireworks without a licence.

In Chabagae Street, Galeshewe the police searched a house and recovered 160 liters of home-brewed beer.

The owner was issued with a fine and the concoction was destroyed. The arrested suspect will appear in Galeshewe Court soon.

Statement issued