An early morning bust of a businesses allegedly selling liquor illegally led to the arrest of an Astoria man in Ridgewood earlier this week.
Around 4 a.m., on Monday, Oct. 5, police went to conduct a business inspection at 10-50 Wyckoff Ave., after receiving multiple complaints about the location, cops said.
Officers from the 104th Precinct arrived to find Severo Mota, of Astoria, and Luis Acevedo, of Brooklyn, selling liquor without a license. A loaded gun and a handful of narcotics were also found at the location, according to the NYPD.
Mota and Acevedo have been charged with criminal possession of a weapon, unlicensed bottle club, unlicensed warehouse liquor storage, manufacturing and selling alcohol without a license, and violation of executive law.
After officers from the @NYPD104Pct received various complaints about a problematic business in the community, they conducted a business inspection at the location & found this firearm & narcotics.
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— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 9, 2020
The investigation is ongoing.