Posted By Staff Reporter
PNG POLICE have arrested and charged two executives of a Port Moresby night club who defied liquor trading hours and the Liquor Act, and whose club was raided on New Year’s Day.
NCD top Cop Andy Bawa said that the executives of Armani night club, 39-year-old Lee Chee Bin of Salagor, Malaysia and Manapat Ferdinand Perez of Manilla were arrested and charged over weekend.
This followed the raiding of Armani club at about 4am on New Year’s Day. Mr Bawa said that the two men and the club defied section 104 (1) A of the Liqour Licensing Act, which regulates liquor trading hours.
And the top cop has sounded a strong warning to all nightclubs, liquor outlets and foreigners operating nightclubs in the city to abide by the Licensing Act and night club laws or face the full force of the law.
"We have arrested and charged these two men and they will now face the law," Mr Bawa said.
"I want to inform all foreigners especially that do not adhere to liquor ban, they are not different to other in this country.
"And I want to also warn all nightclubs that there is a law that they must strictly abide by at all times, especially those licensing hours.
"I also want to warn all illegal liquor outlets or legal liquor outlets that are trading beyond licensing hours that we will not hesitate to raid their premises, charge and arrest them and make them face the law.
"This is a warning to all as we go into 2014 our policemen will be on the lookout on this issue."
PNG Facts / Post Couier
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