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Police highlight underage drinking and smoking

The Royal Gibraltar Police has said it will deal “robustly” with those who sell or procure alcohol and cigarettes for those under the age of 18.
In a statement the RGP flagged local legislation, which restricts the sale and procurement of alcohol and tobacco to/for persons under the age of 18, and said it takes the issue of underage drinking and smoking seriously.
“Whilst children or young person’s found consuming alcohol or tobacco in public places are not being criminalized the RGP, under the banner of its Operation Tawny II, will continue to confiscate and dispose of these,” the police said.
“Parents of children or young persons from whom either alcohol or tobacco has been confiscated will continue to be contacted and informed of the fact by police,” the RGP added.