Photos: Police raid Soweto, taverns shut down and litres of alcohol poured out

The car was pulled over at a roadblock in Soweto. When cops opened the boot, they found sealed bottles of whisky, neatly packed in their original boxes.

But it turned out the bottles were filled with tea!

The naughty driver, caught at a roadblock on Impala Road, insisted the bottles were for promotion.Police raid Soweto

But the cops didn’t buy it, so to speak.

The big question is how many bottles of fake whisky had already been sold?

And to whom? So far the mystery hasn’t been solved.

On Saturday evening, Gauteng deputy provincial commissioner Major-General Tommy Mthombeni, together with Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko, led a multidisciplinary force of O Kae Molao and Safer Festive Season Operations in Soweto.

Police raid Soweto

Over 200 people were arrested for various offences.

Entertainment spots operating illegally and disregarding Covid-19 regulations were shut down and litres of alcohol were poured out by cops.

Some shebeens and taverns were found operating after the midnight curfew without observing social distancing.

Provincial police spokesman, Captain Mavela Masondo, said police closed down a popular liquor outlet in Dobsonville and arrested the owner.

Police raid Soweto

The premises were packed with patrons who were not observing Covid-19 rules. social distance and not wearing masks.

“Another liquor outlet was closed down in White City,” said Masondo.

“Police found the shebeen with more than 100 people who were also not observing social distancing and not wearing masks.

Police raid Soweto

“This shebeen was operating way after curfew.

“The owner was arrested and liquor confiscated after it was discovered that the outlet was operating illegally.”

Police recovered an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, as well as illicit liquor at the roadblocks.

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-Daily Sun

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