GOBABIS: Namibian Police Regional Commander in the Omaheke Region, Commissioner Josephat Abel has warned liquor outlets here to stop the sale of illicit alcohol, which has been declared illegal in the country.
Illicit alcohol is classified as alcohol products that do not comply with Namibian legislation, such as packaging, labelling, contents, composition and subsequently tax evasion.
Abel told Nampa today that some liquor outlets still trade in these types of alcohol, despite some forms and brands of alcohol having been declared illegal in the country due to the ingredients contained in them.
A recent operation by the regional police found large quantities of illegal brandy and whisky at liquor trading places, despite consistent warnings not to trade in such alcohol forms.
According to the Self-regulatory Alcohol Industry Forum (SAIF), products which do not comply with the Liquor Act of 1998 are still found in Namibia, and people who consume these products are unaware that the products may not necessarily be what they think it is.
Some of these products are also not legal in their markets of origin, yet they are sold in Namibia.