NT police have arrested and charged a man who owns a licensed venue but was found transporting alcohol to buyers by car.
The 59-year-old was charged in relation to the secondary supply of alcohol in Alice Springs.
The man was arrested yesterday as a result of a joint operation involving police officers from the Southern Alcohol Policing Unit and General Duties Response.
It is alleged the man, who owns a licensed venue in Alice Springs, was using a commercial passenger vehicle service to illegally sell alcohol to members of the public.
Most licensed venues across the Territory have been forced to close because of pandemic restrictions.
He has been charged with five counts of Unauthorised Supply or Service of Liquor and has been bailed to appear before the Alice Springs Local Court July 21.
Acting Superintendent Peter Dash of the Crime Prevention and Engagement Division, said the secondary supply of alcohol to vulnerable people across the Territory is an ongoing concern to the police and community at large.
"NT Police will investigate all information provided in relation to secondary supply and continue to work to hold to account those who choose to profit from this nefarious activity," said A/Supt Dash
"Those engaging in the secondary supply of liquor are facilitating alcohol related harm within our community."
Anyone who has information in relation to the secondary supply of alcohol within town or our remote communities is urged to report it to police on 131 444 or anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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