At least 14 arrested in KZN for illegally dealing in alcohol

At least 14 arrested in KZN for illegally dealing in alcohol

More than ten people who were arrested at the weekend in KwaZulu-Natal for illegally dealing in alcohol will be appearing in various courts on Monday. 

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On Saturday, police arrested 13 foreign nationals who were allegedly operating a factory in Tongaat - north of Durban. 

South African Police Services spokesperson, Vishnu Naidoo says officers raided the factory after receiving a tip-off about the illegal operation. 

"They were employees hiding in the ceiling when police got there were other employees hiding in other places. We also confiscated a large amount of alcohol including beers, cans and bottles as well as a large consignment of cigarettes,' he said.  

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In a separate incident, Economic Development MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube has welcomed the arrest of a suspect allegedly involved in the manufacturing and selling of counterfeit liquor.

Spokesperson Ndabezinhle Sibiya says the suspect was caught red-handed refilling empty bottles. 

"This 50-year-old suspect was arrested in Ilovu township, south of Durban. He was found in possession of empty bottles as well as 100 litres of ethanol. He was charged for contravening the Disaster Act and was also charged for manufacturing counterfeit alcohol," he said. 

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