A combined team of Zambia Police and officers from Chipata Municipal Council on Tuesday swung into action confiscating large quantities of illegal alcoholic drinks commonly known as Tujilijili.
The officers went round the district confiscating the alcoholic drinks in bars, streets within town and in the compounds.
A check by Breeze News at the council found officers offloading different types of the Tujilijili alcoholic drinks from the vehicle.
And Chipata Municipal Council, Director of Housing and Social Services, Judith Maambo told Breeze News that the alcohol is being confiscated because they are packaged in wrong bottles and are being sold in wrong places where children below the age of 18 can easily access them.
Mrs. Maambo further indicated that there are other offences that bar owners commit every day and the council will soon move in to control the situation.
She says that the local authority wants to create order in the way business is conducted in town.
And Chipata Municipal Council Public Relations Officer, Falesi Banda says the exercise is on-going until the alcohol is out of the market because it is being sold illegally and is harmful to people’s lives.