September 24, 2021

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KATHU – Bekommerde Kathu-inwoners het die polisie op Kathu van ’n buitelander wat sigarette verkoop, ingelig. Die verkoop van sigarette gedurende die inperking is onwettig in die lig van die maatreëls om die verspreiding van Covid-19 te voorkom.

Die polisie het die buitelander se snoepwinkel deursoek en R150 000 se sigarette gekonfiskeer. Die 31-jarige sal binnekort in die landdroshof verskyn, sê brigadier Mohale Ramatseba, polisiewoordvoerder.

Lees die volledige persverklaring hier:

NC: KATHU CRIME PREVENTION MEMBERS CONFISCATE ILLICIT CIGARETTES AND ARREST SUSPECT DURING COVID 19 DUTIES

In an effort to ensure the effective enforcement of the Regulations promulgated on 18 March 2020 in order to fight the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic, Kathu Crime Prevention members, Sgt Ben Eiman and Constables Blythe Jantjes and Beatrice Canchibato visited a tuckshop in Kathu after information was received  that the owner was illegally  selling  cigarettes to the community  which is in contravention of the Regulations.

The members visited the tuckshop of the foreign national this morning, 16  April 2020 at 08:40 in Kathu.

During the search they discovered a large amount of illicit cigarettes at a tuckshop. The value of the cigarettes is estimated at  R150 000-00.

The  31 year old male suspect was arrested for contravening the Disaster Management Act Regulations, 2020. The suspect will soon appear in the Kathu Magistrates court.

The members were commended by the JTG Cluster Commander, Maj Gen Johan Bean for stamping down the authority of the state especially during the lockdown period.  End

Compiled by

Col Mashay Gamieldien

Media Centre

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