A 23-year-old suspect has been arrested for transporting liquor during adjusted Alert Level 3 lockdown in Harrismith. Free State police spokesperson Motantsi Makhele says police in Phuthaditjhaba received information about a person who was transporting liquor in a funeral parlour vehicle.
The vehicle was traced and found in Harrismith. Police searched the vehicle and liquor valued at R5000 was confiscated.
#sapsFS Suspect (23) was arrested for the transportation of liquor in a vehicle belonging to a funeral parlour, in contravention of the level 3 regulations. Liquor to the value of R5000 was confiscated. #COVID19 #StaySafe SWhttps://t.co/rp5VgMPY9J pic.twitter.com/F0VL5pj551
— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) January 2, 2021
The suspect will appear before the Harrismith Magistrate’s Court charged under the Disaster Management Act.
Alcohol sale ban
The country moved to lockdown Level 3 with immediate effect from December 28.
In lockdown Level 3, the sale of alcohol is prohibited.
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