CAUGHT red-handed yesterday selling alcoholic beverages at the roadside in Claxton Bay, a 32-year-old woman told police that she was “just trying to make a living”.
Alisha Joseph appeared today before Couva magistrate Wendy Dougdeen-Bally and pleaded guilty to selling liquor without having a licence to do so. The magistrate fined her $5,000 to be paid within four months.
In default Joseph, a mother of two would serve nine months in jail.
PCs Ramoutar and Samaroo together with other police from Couva CID and Central Division Task Force arrested the woman yesterday at about 2 pm at Forres Park Dump Road. She was selling beverages in a cooler as police kept her under surveillance.
Police searched the cooler and among the soft drinks, they found a variety of beers and rum together valued over $1,000. Police arrested her for selling liquor without a licence contrary to Liquor Licences Act Chapter 84:10.
Sgt Lincoln Bonnet prosecuted.
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