Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Welkom: Members of Welkom Public Order Police were on patrol when they stopped a vehicle transporting beer from a bottle store. The brother was called and he tried to bribe police officers with money in order for his brother to be released. They will appear soon in the Welkom Magistrate Court.

On 20 July 2021, members of Welkom Public Order Police were on their routine visible Policing and Crime Prevention when they received information about a suspect transporting alcohol in a blue Toyota Corolla, with Free State registration numbers.

The vehicle was spotted and followed until it was stopped next to Jabula wholesale in Muizen street; Welkom. Permission was asked to search the vehicle and 12 cases of beer were found. The driver was alone and he is the owner of a bottle store. It is alleged that the beer was transported from his bottle store to a party in Welkom.

A 50 year-old man was arrested for transporting alcohol during Alert Level 4 which is prohibited. He then requested to call his brother who is 44 years-old. On his arrival, the brother produced R3 000.00 to bribe the arresting officers.

He was also arrested for bribing police officers. The cash was also seized. The arresting officer was Constable; Patrick Mpempe, with his team of Welkom Public Order Policing.