27 foreign women detained after ‘strip club’ raid

Ranks in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) on Friday evening swoop down on an illegal bar on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) where they found some 27 female foreign nationals. The raid occurred from 21:50h to 23:55h at the Bikers Bar located at Lot 22 Covent Garden Public Road, EBD.
Public Relations Officer of the Police Force, Jairam Ramlakhan said in a statement on Saturday that the Police were acting on a report received that a ‘strip club’ was being operated at the road front bar when they visited the establishment.
A search was carried out at the premises and during the two-hour period, 27 female foreign nationals were found in the building. The females have since been detained and are assisting with the investigation.
The ranks also picked up the owner/operator of the facility, who resides at Nutmeg Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown.
In addition, a case of liquor was also seized and lodged since there were no licence granted to operate “any business whatsoever” on the premises.
There was a supermarket operated by Chinese nationals at the premises prior to the opening of the bar. Bandits had robbed the Fresh Mart Supermarket back in 2016 of close to a one million dollars in cash and valuables.