SOUTH AFRICAN AUTHORITIES CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGAL LIQUOR SALES

The Department of Trade and Industry, the national liquor board and the police have been conducting raids on taverns in South Africa's Northern Cape province as part of a crackdown on illegal liquor traders.

Liquor worth 200,000 Rand (about 14,300 US dollars) has been confiscated so far. The police say spot fines were issued to six outlets and 67,000 litres of home-brewed liquor were seized.

"We identified various places in the province which are problematic with the abuse of alcohol. We have identified some issues; and we are here to shut the illegals, those that are operating without a licence, and those that sell liquor to visibly drunk people, and also those that sell liquor to minors," said ab official of the Department of Trade and Industry.

"We are here to also to check compliance (of) those that have licences to see if they stick to their conditions."

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.

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