The police in Kimberley have shut down down four illegal shebeens in Greenpoint and Colville and issued fines totalling R4700 to the home owners running the illegal liquor outlets during the so-called Operation Lock Down which took place over the weekend.
Spokesperson for the police constable Sergio Kok said the swoop was part of the Safety month operations covering the Kimberley cluster consisting of Douglas, Griekwastad, Campbell, Modderivier, Plooysburg and Kimberley.
“The operation kicked off last Thursday with a roadblock on the N12 North near Kimberley where 500 vehicles were searched and 20 traffic fines were issued to motorists found in contravention of the law.
The police also visited liquor outlets and fined the Kim-by-Nite and Squeeza’s nightclubs R1500 each for contravening the liquor act by selling liquor after 2am.” He said the police operation also focussed on night clubs and bars selling liquor to children under the age of eighteen years, adding that “police also managed to arrest two males over the weekend when they followed up on information regarding drug dealings in Riverton and Greenpoint,” he said. Kok said that Operation lock down focussed on contact crimes, strict enforcement of the liquor act, drug related crimes and, most importantly, those that were crimes committed against women and children.