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Police Launch Operation To Thwart Underage Drinking

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LOS ANGELES (KNX1070) — Police have a simple message for the public… don’t buy alcohol for minors!

LAPD Officer Bruce Borihanh tells KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz that with high school graduation season in full swing, officials have launched an aggressive campaign. It’s called Operation Safe and Sober Graduation.

Borihanh says police and the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control are going undercover for the 13th year and will target adults who may be persuaded to buy beer, wine and other beverages for minors.

“This program is designed to prevent the accessibility of alcoholic beverages to minors,” he said.

Police say they will be outside licensed liquor locations throughout the city and will be using minors to ask people to buy them alcoholic beverages.

“A lot of people are going to be involved in this, especially during this high school graduation season. But this operation can be conducted at any place, any time,” he added.

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