On the 8th of January 2021 whilst on patrol at Commissioner and End Street in the Johannesburg Inner City, JMPD (IIOC) Undercover officers spotted two suspicious vehicles, Toyota Tazz and a bakkie. Officers stopped both vehicles with the assistance of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Westrand Flying Squad. The vehicles and occupants were searched.
While searching, officers found alcohol loaded in both vehicles. The occupants were questioned and they led officers to a liquor outlet at Fox Street between Hans and Gus Streets in Jeppestown where they had bought the alcohol. Upon arrival, officers observed that there were vehicles lined up outside the liquor outlet and it is suspected that they were also there to buy alcohol. All those vehicles fled the scene. Officers approached the manager and informed him of what had occurred. The manager called his son to the scene. When the son arrived he offered members of SAPS Tactical Reaction a R40 000 bribe. They were both apprehended immediately. JMPD By-Laws Unit together with Johannesburg Central and Jeppe SAPS were called to assist with securing the scene and loading of alcohol. Five suspects were arrested and detained at Jeppe SAPS. Four suspects were arrested for the contravention of the Disaster Management Act by selling, dispensing and transporting liquor. One suspect was arrested for bribery, and alcohol worth approximately R1 000 000 was seized and booked in Jeppe SAPS.
Source: Intelligence Bureau SA