Three clerks and one business owner were arrested for allegedly selling alcohol and tobacco products to minors in an undercover investigation on Jan. 16. The spate of arrests is part of the Nassau County Police Department's “Project 21” initiative that enlists underage undercover agents who attempted to purchase alcohol and tobacco from a handful of stores across Elmont, Franklin Square and North Valley Stream.
Partish Wadhwa, 34, of Queens was arrested after allegedly selling liquor to minors at the Prince Liquor and Wine 1310 Hempstead Tpke. in Elmont. Michael David Alamgir, 39, of Brooklyn was arrested after allegedly selling alcohol to minors at the BP Gas Station at 270 W. Sunrise Highway in Valley Stream.
Karanbir Singh, 23, of Franklin Square was arrested after allgedly selling alcohol to minors at the Valero Gas Station convenience store at 758 Franklin Ave. in North Valley Stream. Store owner, Sukhjinder Singh, 38, was arrested for the illegal sale of cannabis products. He was arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead.
All three clerks were issued appearance tickets and are due back in First District Court in Hempstead on Feb. 2.
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