by Nick Delgado
Guam - The Guam Police Department and the Alcohol Beverage Control board caught 19 bars and mom and pop stores selling to underage drinkers over the weekend as part of Operation Dragon. Authorities Friday evening gave citations or a 24 to 48 hour closure notice to Maxi mart, American Grocery, A&D Mart, Besta Market, Mobil station in Barrigada Heights, Shell in upper Tumon, Stargazer, Yellow Rose Karaoke and Izumi Lounge. On Saturday, Victoria Market, Young market, Best store, New campus market, Dae Hong market, Super Market, San Jose market, 76 Station and Shell in Mangilao, and Danny's lounge were either warned, cited or shut down for up to 48 hours for serving alcohol to underage drinkers. This is the seconds weekend in a row authorities caught businesses in violation. The ABC board reports each violation is a minimum of $1,500, and more than $50,000 in fines will be paid by violators.