A half dozen store clerks were arrested on Nov. 29, for allegedly selling alcohol to a minor in a sting operation coordinated by the 4th Precinct in conjunction with the Nassau County Department of Consumer Affairs.
The “Project 21” initiative used an underage agent to catch two Five Towns residents, along with four others at stores in Inwood, Lawrence and Oceanside.
Aman S. Virani, 51, of Westminster Road in Cedarhurst, allegedly sold alcohol to a minor at Aayush Convenience store at 3149 Lawson Blvd. in Oceanside.
Ahammed Shoel, 36, of Bayview Avenue in Inwood, allegedly sold alcohol to a minor at the Corner Market at 15 Bayview Ave. in Inwood.
Casimiro A. Marte, 60, of 95th Street in Elmhurst, allegedly sold alcohol to a minor at Burnside Meat Market at 271 Burnside Ave. in Lawrence.
Julio Marte, 52, of 16th Ave. in Elmont, allegedly sold alcohol to a minor at Julio Deli and Grocery at 464 Sheridan Blvd. in Inwood.
Tsz Ki Man, 32 of 248th Street in Little Neck, allegedly sold alcohol to a minor at Peach Candy Wine at 228 Merrick Road in Oceanside.
Jesly Anthonypillai, 50 of 79th Street in Woodhaven, allegedly sold alcohol to a minor at Oceanside Wine and Liquor at 3141 Lawson Blvd. in Oceanside.
All six were charged with prohibited sale of an alcoholic beverage and unlawful dealing with a child, and were released on appearance tickets. They are all due back at First District Court in Hempstead on Dec. 12.