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Eastern Cape | JEFFREYS BAY: Shebeens Closed, Liquor Seized and 3 Drunk Drivers Arrested during Festive Season Oper

Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre Corporate Communication and Liaison


Jeffreys Bay - Festive Season operations yielded positive results after two shebeens were closed and liquor seized. Police also netted five people for possession of illicit drugs and with three motorists nabbed for drunk driving during operations in the Humansdorp Cluster last night.


On Saturday, 8 December 2018, police


closed two shebeens in Jeffreys Bay and owners were fined R 2 500 each for operating unlicensed liquor outlets. Police also seized 208 litres of liquor valued R 3 500. During the operation, four suspects were arrested for possession of illicit drugs. Suspects aged between 20 and 25 are due to appear at the Humansdorp Magistrate's Court tomorrow on charges ranging from possession of mandrax to tik.


A similar police operation in Joubertina yielded positive results after three motorists were nabbed for drunk driving and four other motorists fined for traffic offences ranging from driving without driving licence to driving unroadworthy vehicles.


Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brigadier John Lebok assured residents and tourists of a safer Festive Season, "Residents must expect high police visibility in shopping malls, and on strategic routes. Police horses from Mounted Unit are going to be a force multiplier in beaches and around busy shopping malls".


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