Another Little India liquor shop owner allegedly flouted alcohol sales ban
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.