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Police: 8 Stores Sold Alcohol to Minors

Eight people arrested during police sting Friday.

Police say Abdul Qureshi, 57, employed at Oak Neck Wine and Liquors in West Islip sold alcohol to a minor Friday. (Google Maps photo)
Police say Abdul Qureshi, 57, employed at Oak Neck Wine and Liquors in West Islip sold alcohol to a minor Friday. (Google Maps photo)
Eight local businesses sold alcohol to minors on Friday, according to police.

Eight people were arrested during the police sting conducted between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. A minor was sent into 29 businesses in the area and attempted to purchase alcohol, with eight of them allowing the purchase, police said. 

The following people were charged with first degree unlawfully dealing with a minor: 

  • Murat Kucukaltun, 34, employed by Gulf Gas, 195 Pine Aire Drive, Bay Shore
  • Sabit Akyol, 20, employed by Gulf Gas, 1490 Fifth Ave., Bay Shore
  • Muhammed Khan, 32, employed by Village Market, 1389 Fifth Ave., Bay Shore
  •  Malik Gunes, 45, employed by Citgo Gas, 1310 Fifth Ave., Bay Shore
  • Ricardo Negrete, 39, employed by Brightwaters Wine & Liquor, 1241 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore
  • Certin Aybali, 36, employed by USA Gas, 410 Montauk Highway, West Islip
  • Abdul Qureshi, 57, employed by Oak Neck Wine and Liquors, 945-3 Montauk Highway, West Islip
  • Ranbir Singh, 66, employed by Parmar Liquors, 259 Main St., Islip

 All of those arrested were issued a field appearance ticket and are scheduled to appear at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.

Antoinette Zugajewicz February 01, 2014 at 11:27 AM
so look at the names need i say more stop letting these people into our country already
Matt Tennant February 01, 2014 at 10:57 PM
Yeah, stop letting those damned Zugajewicz's in! They're racists!
Kerry A. Crovello February 03, 2014 at 01:10 PM
Keep up the spot checks. Businesses need to be responsible. Stores that sell to minors should be fined and not allowed to sell any alcohol for a period of time. Hitting where it hurts the economics of a business owner could help.

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