Tons of alcohol confiscated on CT beaches

More than 2,500 bottles of alcohol have been confiscated on beaches across the Cape since 1 December.

More than 2,500 bottles of alcohol have been confiscated on beaches across the Cape since 1 December.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says its officials have confiscated more than 2,500 bottles of alcohol on beaches across the Cape since 1 December.

The city's Richard Bosman says this proves that their interventions are effective.

There have also been reports of people trying to con the system by storing liquor in plastic bottles and sippy cups.

Beachgoers in possession of alcohol face a fine of R500 and a written notice to appear in court.

Bosman adds officials will be beefing up patrols ahead of New Year celebrations.

"We will continue to have high visibility of staff at all the swimming pools and the beaches. We expect this weekend to be very busy."