Police in Gauteng on Tuesday confiscated a large amount of liquor from illegal shebeens. This took place after Gauteng police embarked on an operation to identify and close down illegal liquor outlets, seize alcohol and arrest illegal liquor traders.
The Safer Festive Season campaign aims to focus on illegal liquor outlets.
The successful closing of illegal liquor outlets forms part of the plans for a safer festive season in Gauteng.
It is believed that alcohol and illegal substance abuse contributes enormously to serious and violent crimes.
According to a statement issued by the police, these operations will continue for the rest of the festive season as an endeavour to prevent serious and violent crimes.