Saturday, April 10, 2021

Kimberley man arrested for illicit alcohol and bribing cop

A Northern Cape man has been arrested with R10 million worth of illicit alcohol.

The 50-year-old from Kimberley also had R170 000 confiscated by police after he allegedly tried to bribe a police officer during a raid on his premises on Thursday.

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According to the police’s Mashay Gamieldien the raid, in Southnay Street in Douglas, was a joint operation with the SA Liquor Board.

“When searching the premises, the owner willfully directed the police to a storeroom where they discovered a huge amount of illicit alcohol,” said Gamieldien.

PHOTO: SAPS


“While busy with investigations, the owner offered one of the members R170,000 cash to turn a blind eye. The cash was counted and amounted to R170,000, and was seized as evidence.”

PHOTO: SAPS


Gamieldien said the man was arrested “and charged for possession of illicit alcohol and bribing a police official, and will soon appear in the Douglas magistrate’s court”.

PHOTO: SAPS


Done By: Mitchum George

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