Manager, customer fined over booze

13 May 2020 | Crime

ILENI NANDJATO



ONGWEDIVA

The manager of an Indian mini-market at Ongwediva and a customer were nabbed by police on Sunday for the illegal sale and buying of alcohol.

Anna-Maria Nangolo, the manager of Rani Trading, and customer Secilia Mario were arrested by the police and released after each paying a N$2 000 fine.

According to the Oshana police regional commander, Commissioner Rauha Amwele, the police were tipped off that Rani Trading was clandestinely selling alcohol, which is in contravention of the coronavirus state of emergency regulations.

“The police set a surveillance operation targeting the mini-market, and on Sunday afternoon, a security guard was seen carrying a bag that he loaded in a Land Cruiser which was parked outside.

“The police intervened and alcohol valued at N$4 018 was found in the bag.”

Police have opened a case that is under investigation.

A simple favour

When asked, Nangolo said she was “doing her loyal customer a favour”, Amwele said.

Amwele added that all businesses must make a note that selling alcohol is prohibited until such a time the president announces otherwise.

“People must avoid selling alcohol behind closed doors,” she said.

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