Three people were arrested and liquor and cash were seized, along with a sound system following a police raid early Sunday on a late night party in central George Town.
For several weeks, late-night festivities have carried on at the premises of a business on Sparkys Drive during the overnight hours of Fridays and Saturdays.
Royal Cayman Islands Police Service representatives confirmed in September during a meeting of the Liquor Licensing Board that they were aware of a mobile liquor license being used to cater a street party – often referred to as a “session” – held late Friday and Saturday nights at the Sparkys Drive location.
It was claimed by other liquor licensees at the meeting that the weekend events often served liquor well past 3 a.m. – going to 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. some nights – and that the licensee wasn’t there to regulate the consumption of alcohol.
The police service did not identify anyone who was arrested at the party.
The three people arrested early Sunday were taken into custody on suspicion of selling alcohol without a license and breaches of the territory’s music and dancing law.
“This is a clear message to the public that police are enforcing a zero-tolerance approach to illegal sessions and the illegal sale of intoxicating liquor,” said RCIPS Chief Inspector Patrick Beersingh. “Persons found in breach of the law will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”