Alcohol sales to underaged persists
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Despite regulations to forbid the sales of alcohol containing beverages to the underaged, the practice is still ongoing. At least five cafes and another five shops were surveyed to have sold alcohol to teenagers between the age of 16 and 17 while the minimum age in the Netherlands is set at 18.
Initiative taker of the surveillance program, Wim van Dalen, of the alcohol conduct commission STAP commented, “I didn’t think it was possible for these minors to buy alcohol, but instead, I noticed that beer and wine was being sold to them almost everywhere.” The first fines have already been issued.