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Another Little India liquor shop owner allegedly flouted alcohol sales ban

Published on Jan 7, 2014 10:16 PM
 
The police are taking to task the owner of yet another Little India liquor shop, which allegedly sold alcohol after restricted hours. -- ST FILE PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

The police are taking to task the owner of yet another Little India liquor shop, which allegedly sold alcohol after restricted hours.

In a statement on Tuesday evening, the police, without naming the shop or its proprietor, said it will be charging the 59-year-old proprietor on Wednesday for selling intoxicating liquors without a valid licence under Section 71(1) of the Customs Act, Cap 70, which carries a maximum punishment of a $5,000 fine.

In a Dec 25, 2013, report, The Straits Times had identified the store as Yeo Buan Heng Liquor Shop. The shop's manager, Madam Irene Yeo, 58, had said she relented after a man knocked on her door pleading for a can of ABC stout, in what she called a "careless" and "very stupid" mistake.

The family business, which is licensed under her brother, Mr David Yeo, 59, was allowed to sell alcohol on a takeaway basis between 6am and 8pm on weekends, public holidays and eves of public holidays - restrictions imposed after the Little India riot.

 
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