Woman charged for operating bar without licence


April 26, 2016

As part of the ongoing efforts of the St Andrew Central police to address public order and human-trafficking issues, an operation was conducted in the Grove Road area of Kencot, Kingston 10, on Friday.

Nine women were taken into custody, one of whom was charged with Breaches of the Spirit Licence Act.

She is 36-year-old Akealia Gordon of Independence City, St Catherine.

Information gathered by CCU is that, about 7:30 a.m., a special operation was carried out at a facility operating as a bar and a massage parlour.

Eight females from different parishes across the island, as far as Westmoreland, were picked up.

The operator of the bar was charged for operating without a licence. The other women were processed and released.

The operation was led by the commander for the St Andrew Central Division, Senior Superintendent of Police Millicent Sproul Thomas, who said, "The police will be unrelenting in addressing matters treating on public order and other related issues within the division."

The investigation continues.

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