Nine suspects between the ages of 26 and 55 were arrested after being busted with a truckload of liquor on Tuesday afternoon [January 19].

“After monitoring vital information for some time about illegal liquor trading from a farm in Paarl and at a premises at Airport Industria, Cape Town, Crime Intelligence operatives assisted by Anti-Gang Unit members bust a truckload of liquor on Tuesday afternoon,” the South African Police Service (SAPS) said in a statement.

“Inside the premises in Airport Industria, police discovered a storage facility equipped with security uniforms, safes, forklifts and more boxes of alcohol.”

The following was seized: 
– 3 000 X 5 and 3 litre bottles of cheap wine
– 1416 X 750ml bottles of red wine
– a substantial amount of cash
– a delivery truck

All arrested suspects are expected to appear in the Bishop Lavis court on Wednesday, January 20.
Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Leiutenant-General Yolisa Mokgabudi has commended the unrelenting efforts of all police officials involved in ensuring adherence to the regulations of the adjusted level 3 regulations.
Picture: Supplied/Julian Jansen

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.