A 68-year-old oupa from New Horizons who runs an illegal smokkie is back behind bars after cops busted him with dop worth over R100 000.
Grassy Park cops raided the oupa’s houses in Peppershrike Street shortly after 7am on Friday and were shocked to find over 300 cases of beer stacked in two rooms as well as an “entire warehouse” filled with sterk wyn.
Grassy Park station commander, Dawood Laing, says while cops have raided the oupa’s house before, they had never found such a large stash of dop.
“He has been running an illegal shebeen for years and has been arrested over and over but nothing changes, every time he goes to court,” says Laing.
“On Friday morning, the Crime Prevention team were conducting drug raids and made some arrests in Parkwood and moved to his house in Peppershrike Street where they made the discovery.
“He told us that there are tenants inside those rooms who rent from him and he cannot open the doors.
“We demanded access and we found the beer crates stacked to the roof so we confiscated all his ‘illegal tenants’.”
Laing says cops had to call for help to carry all the dop out of the house and filled an entire truck and several bakkies.
“There was so much liquor we had to get the truck used to transport people to court to get it all out.
“We found over 300 cases of beers and ciders, sterk wyn like whiskeys and brandy, boxes of wine and that cheap kraan wine.
“He was charged with dealing in liquor and will make his first appearance in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday as he does not have a liquor licence.”
Earlier this year, cops arrested the suspect after he was caught hiding guns for the Six Bobs gang.
Standing in the yard at the police station as cops counted his stash, the smiling oupa told the Daily Voice that he had been granted R1000 bail for the gun case.
The elderly man, seemed min gespin as he proudly told cops his stash was worth R100 000.