Korean restaurant caught serving alcohol to minor
Korean restaurant 88 Pocha has been busted serving alcohol to a minor, according to a report from The Daily Telegraph.
The girl and her group of friends came to the attention of police due to their “youthful appearances” in December last year. After failing to show ID, the girl told officers her age and admitted to consuming beer and soju.
Employees of the Pitt Street venue allegedly told police they did not ask the girl for ID before serving her alcoholic beverages.
The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority will look to suspend the venue’s liquor licence this week in line with a two-week shutdown period.
88 Pocha has come to the attention of authorities before, with the venue reportedly receiving fines for operating outside of trading hours, selling bottles of soju and failing to responsibly serve alcohol to patrons.
Another popular Korean eatery, Gangnam Station, came under fire for dumping two unconscious patrons on the side of the street last year after serving them 16 shots of spirits within 40 minutes.