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Three arrested for selling booze without a licence

Three arrested for selling booze without a licence

| 06/10/2013 | 26 Comments

(CNS) Updated: The police arrested three people early this morning on suspicion of selling alcohol without a licence and breaches of the music and dancing law. The RCIPS reported that they had launched an operation in the early hours of Sunday 6 October in the Sparky Drive area of George Town following reports of illegal sessions and illegal sale of intoxicating liquor. The operation led to the recovery and seizure of musical sound system, a variety of alcoholic beverages/liquor and a quantity of cash and three people were arrested. The arrests come in the wake of complaints being raised at a recent liquor licensing board meeting about the illegal sale of alcohol and the misuse of licenses by holders of mobile licenses.

Allegations had been made that when licenses are essentially sub-let for private events, the holders are not supervising the use of their booze licenses. The police admitted that they have been called to a number of events in the past but it appeared no action had been taken.

Speaking about the arrests at the weekend, an RCIPS spokesperson said, "This is a clear message to the public that police are enforcing a zero tolerance approach to illegal sessions and the illegal sale of intoxicating liquor. People found in breach of the law will be prosecuted to the full extentof the law."

Government is currently reviewing the entire liquor licensing process and is requesting public input about the laws and restrictions currently on the sale of booze and how licenses are currently managed.

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