Police wage war on illicit beer manufacturing

By Tapiwa Machemedze

A 31-year-old Madziwa woman has been arrested for selling illicit beer as the Z.R.P wages war on such activities.

Police in Mashonaland Central has stepped up the fight against illicit beer with a suspected ‘Tumbwa’ beer trader, Judith Sora being arrested on Wednesday after falling into a trap set by police officers.

Sora was arrested after selling a pack of 42 whiskey units to a plainclothes police officer for 4 dollars. Police subsequently recovered 9 packs containing 378 units of the illegal ‘Tumbwa’ whiskey.

“The police would like to thank members of the public for information leading to the arrest of perpetrators of illicit beer dealings, the police had already stepped up their efforts to eradicate beers dealings the police is also appealing for more information leading to total eradication, of the supplied manufacture storage possession, drinking and or use of illicit beer.”

Illicit beer has become a menace to society by causing any social ills.

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