More illegal liquor sales

A man who police said was selling bottles of liquor at his house in East End has been arrested on suspicion of being involved with the illegal sale of alcohol.

It’s the second such arrest in a week for police on Grand Cayman.

The 45-year-old suspect was arrested on 5 October at his home on John McLean Drive, and was later released on police bail. No charges had been filed in the case as of press time.

Anyone selling alcohol in the Cayman Islands must first obtain a licence to do so. The Liquor Licensing Board currently has a moratorium in place on the granting of new licences.

‘Many residents, particularly those buying alcohol from an illegal source may consider this to be a small problem,’ said Royal Cayman Islands Police Chief Inspector Richard Barrow. ‘It is not.’

Two days before the East End arrest, police in West Bay nabbed a 61-year-old man who police accused of running an illegal bar and a gambling operation out of his home.

Chief Inspector Angelique Howell said beer and liquor of various kinds were seized in a police raid at the home. She also said numbers for foreign lottery drawings were sold there.

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