A winter sun holiday trip, an outing to buy a boat and several house parties were among recent Covid-19 breaches in Wales.
Two men going on holiday to Dubai were among those fined by South Wales Police at the weekend.
Officers also fined a man who travelled from the Vale of Glamorgan to Port Talbot to buy a boat.
His transgression was identified after his vehicle suffered a puncture on the journey home.
South Wales Police said 138 fixed penalty notices were issued by the force at the weekend.
Chief Superintendent Andy Valentine said a “minority” of people are still ignoring coronavirus restrictions imposed by the Welsh Government.
“Unfortunately a minority are breaking the rules and are facing enforcement.”
A spokesman for the force said the majority of fines were issued for gatherings and parties at homes.
“Proactive patrols” also resulted in a number of penalties being issued for travel restriction breaches.
Among the fines issued by the South Wales Police force at the weekend were:
- Two men from the Vale of Glamorgan who travelled to Dubai for a holiday
- A man who travelled to buy a boat was caught after his vehicle suffered a puncture on the journey home
- Five young adults who were found to be drinking in a car in a supermarket car park in Cardiff
- Twenty seven fines were issued for four separate house gatherings in Barry and Cardiff
- Five adults were found in the kitchen of a house in Port Talbot by officers out on patrol
- Four women were fined for a birthday party in Barry
- Seven quad bike riders in Briton Ferry who were away from their homes without a reasonable excuse
- Ten fines for two separate house parties and gatherings in Swansea.
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A number of referrals were also made for follow-up action by the Joint Enforcement Teams.
Comprising police and council officers, they operate in all local authority areas in South Wales.
Chief Superintendent Valentine added: “Blatant breaches will not be tolerated and we will continue to respond to concerns from our communities, carry out proactive patrols and work closely with our local authority partners on the Joint Enforcement Teams to ensure the rules are being followed.”
Coronavirus fines start at £60, increasing to £120 for a second offence.
Fines continue to double for repeated offences, up to a maximum of £1,920.
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