Little India shop owner accused of selling liquor without licence

SINGAPORE - The police will charge the owner of a liquor shop along Chander Road for selling liquor without a valid licence on Wednesday.

Police officers spotted a man walking out of the liquor shop with a can of beer when they conducted a check at about 12.46am on Dec 22 last year. The shop was found to have sold beer to the man during prohibited times. If found guilty, the 59-year-old shop owner can be fined up to $5,000.

Since Dec 14 last year, 37 people have been issued advisories for drinking in public within the proclaimed area during prohibited times. They were required to stop drinking, and to surrender the alcohol in their possession to the police.

The police will continue heightened patrols in Little India to enforce the ban on alcohol consumption and the restrictions on the sale of alcohol. Those who fail to comply fully with imposed restrictions will be dealt with to the full extent of the law, the police said.

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