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SEVEN SUSPECTS WERE ARRESTED FOR CONTRAVENTION OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT (DMA) 2002: SANDTON
2021/01/12      |  Written By:  Captain B XULU   |   Province:  Gauteng

Sandton: Police are on the watch while performing their normal daily duties of people who are not adhering with Covid19 Regulations following the arrest of four females and three males on Sunday, 10th January 2021 at 23:50 were found by the police drinking alcohol outside the local sport bar in Buccleah, Sandton.

During police normal routine of patrolling the area, police noticed the local sport bar was opened and there were people sitting outside drinking alcohol. They were all arrested for contravention of Disaster Management Act under the Covid19 regulations.

Amongst the seven suspects, a 48-year-old man was also charged for negligent handling of the firearm following the searching of the premises whereby the police found the licenced firearm placed behind the counter negligently.

Police confiscated the alcohol and the firearm for further investigation. They will appear in Alexandra Magistrates' Court shortly.

The Station Commander of Sandton SAPS is requesting the community to tip off police of such incidents whereby people are not adhering with Covid19 Regulations and report to CRIMESTOP 08600 10111 or Sandton SAPS 011-722 4200.

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Police confiscated the alcohol and the firearm for further investigation.