Over 1450 people arrested for contravening Level 3 Lockdown Regulations in N West

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North West police say they have arrested over 1450 suspects for various offenses related to contravention of the Level 3 Lockdown Regulations.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Sabata Mokgwaabone says the suspects were arrested in all four districts of the province.

Mokgwaabone says, “We have arrested 1458 suspects for various contraventions relating to adjusted Level 3 lockdown. Wherein we arrested 625 for being in public places without or not wearing masks is 661. Sale dispensing and distribution of liquor is 115. Failure to close actually cinemas and restaurants or faith-based institutions is 52.”

Man arrested in Free State

Earlier this month, a 23-year-old suspect was arrested for transporting liquor during an 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.

Infographic: Amended Level 3 lockdown regulations:

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