By Euro Weekly News Media • 19 July 2011 • 11:59
Alicante's Guardia Civil investigating drunk lorry driver zigzagging on the motorway. Image: Guardia Civil
LOCAL POLICE in Mijas have begun to check-up on oriental bazaars – known commonly known as Chinese shops – to check they abide by commerce laws and do not sell alcohol or tobacco to minors.
The operation also aims to avoid unfair competition which this type of shop may represent for traditional businesses in the town regarding opening hours and other aspects.
Since 2003, Andalucian legislation bans shops from selling alcohol to anyone after 10pm. The new smoking laws also ban any establishments except tobacconists from selling cigarettes unless they are from a machine with proper authorization so that the age of buyers can be controlled.
One shop in La Cala has already been reported for not displaying its opening times.
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