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Liquor retail ban

Shayal Devi
Thursday, January 23, 2014

TWO prominent businesses in Lautoka are now banned from selling alcohol after they failed to meet the liquor licence requirement.

The ban followed a police raid earlier this week.

West police media liaison Naina Ragigia said the Western Division was targeting bootleggers and drug peddlers in the division.

"Within the first few days that the operation began, it has been successful enough to nail illegal operators and take them to task," Mrs Ragigia said.

"One of the businesses which was located directly opposite the police station had a substantial amount of liquor confiscated from its premises.

"The business owner was warned well in advance by police officers upon the receipt of information of it retailing liquor but he failed to adhere to the warnings.

"The raid was conducted by police officers and caught the business owner by surprise and at a bad time."

She said the owner was brought in for investigation and has been summoned to appear in court at a later date.

"On the same note, the Fiji Police Force wishes to send out a stern warning to other bootleggers that are operating illegally to refrain from engaging in such activity as police will be out in large numbers to conduct raids of both liquor and drug peddlers.

"Those that are caught will face the full brunt of the law and may result in losing their business or liquor licence in the future."








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