Thursday, May 30, 2013

Authorities seize bottle store records in Saldanha Bay

Loyiso Langeni
30 May 2013
The Western Cape Liquor Authority this week conducted a joint search and seizure operation with police at a bottle store in Saldanha Bay. 

A licensed bottle store faces a possible fine of up to R500 000 for allegedly selling alcohol to an illegal shebeens.

The search is the first under the new Liquor Act. 

MEC of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Alan Winde said the Liquor Authority had good reason to suspect that the liquor outlet in question was making deliveries to illegal shebeens.

Winde added that the licence holder is selling alcohol to customers knowing or having reasonable grounds to suspect that these people will resell the liquor without a licence.

“This is an offence as stipulated in the Western Cape Liquor Act.” Winde added.



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