8 liquor, entertainment outlet operators to be charged

(PHOTO: Getty Images)
(PHOTO: Getty Images)

Eight liquor and entertainment outlet operators will be charged on Monday (8 October) for various offences.

The charges come following a series of enforcement operations against premises at Short Street, Rowell Road, Dunlop Street, Desker Road, North Bridge Road, North Canal Road and Serangoon Road between July 2017 and July this year, said the police in a news release on Sunday.

Liquor outlets

Four liquor outlet operators within Little India’s Liquor Control Zone will be charged for offences under the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act, including supplying liquor beyond the specified trading hours and supplying liquor outside of licensed premises.

Each offence carries a fine of up to $10,000.

One of the operators will also be charged with supplying liquor without a liquor license and is liable to enhanced punishment as the offence took place within a Liquor Control Zone.

Public entertainment outlets

Three licensees and one company will also be charged with offences under the Public Entertainments Act. These include providing public entertainment without a license, failing to take appropriate steps to prevent the sale and consumption of drugs on an outlet’s premises, failing to prevent overcrowding and employing foreigners with valid work permits.

Under the Act, those providing public entertainment without a license are liable to a fine of up to $20,000 for each offence.

Anyone who provides or assists in providing public entertainment in contravention of a license’s conditions will also be liable to a fine of up to $10,000 for each offence.

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