Controlled Purchase Operation in Canterbury
On Saturday the 31st August, during the evening, a Controlled Purchase Operation (CPO) was completed in the Mid Canterbury area, targeting premises with an Off License.
Twelve premises in total were visited covering both rural and urban areas.
Of the eleven premises visited, two premises sold to the volunteers.
Senior Sergeant RUSSELL, Ashburton Police said while the overall results were very encouraging, it was very disappointing that two premise had failed.
These premises will be dealt with by way of prosecution.
With this operation, the volunteer enters the Bottle store or Supermarket and attempts to purchase alcohol. The volunteers are always under eighteen years of age.
Each premise that passed would receive a letter advising them of the good result.
The Operation is run in
conjunction with the Public Health (ACADS) and