Liquor, entertainment outlets to be charged for flouting laws
Four liquor outlets operating within the Liquor Control Zone in Little India allegedly supplied liquor beyond specified trading hours and outside of the licensed premises.
The alleged offences came to light after a series of enforcement operations and investigations by the Central Police Division against liquor and public entertainment outlets along Short Street, Rowell Road, Dunlop Street, Desker Road, North Bridge Road, North Canal Road and Serangoon Road, between July last year and July this year.
In a press release yesterday, the police said the four liquor outlet operators will be charged today with offences under the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act.
If found guilty, these operators may be fined up to $10,000 for each offence.
One of the four operators was also found to be supplying liquor without a liquor licence.
As the infringements had been detected within the Liquor Control Zone, this operator is also liable to enhanced punishment under the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act.
Three licencees and one private limited company will also be charged with various offences under the Public Entertainments Act.
They include the provision of public entertainment without a valid licence and failing to take all appropriate steps to ensure the sale, consumption or trafficking of controlled drugs were not committed by anyone on the licensed premises.
Other offences include failing to ensure there was no overcrowding and the employment of a foreigner on the licensed premises without a valid work permit.