Thousands of litres of alcohol confiscated

Alcohol confiscated by City of Cape Town officials.
The City’s Law Enforcement Liquor Unit has confiscated nearly 7 500 bottles of alcohol since the beginning of December.

In terms of the City’s by-laws, the introduction and consumption of alcohol on beaches and other public spaces is prohibited. 

Anyone caught doing so, will have their alcohol confiscated and receive a R500 fine. They can reclaim the impounded liquor after paying the fine and a R650 impoundment release fee.

Between Sunday December 1 and Monday December 27, 2019, the Liquor enforcement unit booked in 7 428 bottles of alcohol, amounting to 4 127,93 litres.

During the same period last year, officers booked in 6 790 bottles amounting to 4 218,83 litres.

Mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith, said: “The statistics tell us that people continue to show flagrant disregard for the law, their own safety and the safety of others, by insisting on bringing alcohol into public spaces.”