Cops flush 10,000 litres of confiscated booze

Officials say 20,000 litres are destroyed at the evidence management centre every month.

Acting Western Cape Police Commissioner Major General Thembisile Patekile (L) headed the disposal of 10 000 litres of confiscated alcohol from unlicensed liquor vendors in the Western Cape. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - More than 10,000 litres of seized alcohol has been flushed during a police operation in Belhar.

Officials say 20,000 litres are destroyed at the evidence management centre every month.

Acting police commissioner Thembisile Patekile demonstrated how thousands of litres of seized liquor are disposed of.

The drinks, including beer and spirits, were impounded from illegal operators across the province during Police operations conducted over the past few months.

Patekile says despite having their hands full trying to clamp down on illegal vendors, authorities will intensify their efforts ahead of the festive season.

In a recent raid on Thursday, officials confiscated more than 5,000 litres, worth more than R300,000 from an unlicensed vendor in Gugulethu.

Police dump 10,000 litres of confiscated alcohol