RCMP in Surrey, B.C., hand out $5,000 in fines to gamblers breaking COVID 19 rules
February 22, 2021 By Canadian Press
Feb. 22, 2021 – A group of people caught gambling at a local business in Surrey, B.C., face fines for not following COVID-19 regulations.
RCMP say they saw several people leave through the back of a business as officers knocked on the front door late Thursday during a compliance check on the business.
Officers handed out tickets to 14 people, totalling just over $5000 in fines.
Spokeswoman Sgt. Elenore Sturko called the business a “full house” of non-compliant people.
She says the police aren’t bluffing when they say they intend to enforce public health orders.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 22, 2021.
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