Suspect nabbed for possession of illicit alcohol and bribery

A week long surveillance operation in  Southnay Street in Douglas resulted in a huge amount of illicit liquor worth R10 Million being seized by a collective team comprising of Provincial Organise Crime, Kimberley SAPS Designated police official, Security Intelligence and the South African Liquor Board.

The raid was executed at the residence of a male on 09 April 2021 at 09:30.

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

While busy with investigations, the owner offered one of the member's R170 000-00 cash to turn a blind eye. The cash was counted and amounted to R170 000-00 and was seized as evidence.

The 50-year-old male suspect was arrested and charged for possession of illicit alcohol and bribing a police official and will soon appear in the Douglas Magistrate’s Court.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Henriette de Waal commended the collective team for their relentless actions in removing illicit goods and alcohol off the streets.

She also praised the member for not falling victim by accepting the bribe offered to him. This is a clear indication that members will not be swayed or manipulated to commit corruption.