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Foreigner among hundreds caught flouting COVID-19 rules at nightclub in St Mary

A foreigner was among a group of 150 persons who were discovered flouting COVID-19 regulations inside a nightclub in Boscobel, St. Mary on Friday (October 30).

Reports are that about 11:30 p.m. lawmen were on an operation in  the area when they went to a nightclub that was in full swing, breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA).

Subsequent investigations revealed that the establishment was not a registered business, nor did the owner possess a night club licence or a spirit licence.

The club operator has been identified as 41-year-old Kumar Brown, otherwise called ‘Marlon’, of Greater Portmore, St. Catherine and he has been charged for breaches of the DRMA, operating without a nightclub licence and operating without a spirit licence.

A total of 150 persons were searched as well as 23 vehicles located on the premises. 

Seventeen additional persons were also charged for breaches of the DRMA;  the foreign national was charged under the Quarantine Act.

One motor vehicle, a motor cycle and half pound of ganja was also seized during the incident.

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