Tuck shop owners accused of selling alcohol illegally – also supplying cigarettes and drugs to children

The Namibian Police in Erongo issued a stern warning yesterday to tuckshop owners in the coastal towns selling alcohol to the public without a valid liquor license.

Tuck shops are home-based shops usually selling basic commodities like cigarettes, cool drinks, sweets, basic food items and air time to the public.
Tuck shop owners are increasingly coming under fire for selling alcohol without liquor licenses, but also for selling alcohol seven days of the week, often from as early as four o’clock in the morning.
Tuck shop owners are also making themselves guilty of selling cigarettes to under aged children and even supplying drugs.
“Let this be a warning. The Namibian Police will be conducting operations to curb the illegal conduct of tuck shops. Owners and operators face arrest and would be charged in a criminal court,” police spokesperson for Erongo warrant officer Ileni Shapumba warned yesterday.

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