New York authorities in the United States arrested three people this weekend on charges of organizing an illegal party on a boat that sailed for hours on a Manhattan river with 170 people on board, as reported today. local press.
According to the media, the case happened on Friday night (31). The sheriff’s office intercepted the well-known Liberty Belle boat, which usually hosts parties and events for up to 600 people, and detained the two owners, identified as Ronny Vargas and Alex Suazo, in addition to the ship’s captain.
The trio was accused of violating social distance measures and prohibiting the sale of alcohol.
According to the newspaper “The New York Times”, the vessel left with about 170 occupants of a pier and sailed for about three hours, just before docking.
Manhattan District President Gale Brewer indicated that the complaint came from the population, and that she is already in contact with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the mayor of the city of the same name, Bill de Blasio, about recent civil offenses .
“If we want to return to a life without social distance, it means that we need to avoid irresponsible behaviors, like cruises with drinks, that put other New Yorkers at risk, regardless of how much we miss our friends or want to meet new people,” he wrote. Brewer on Twitter.
New York City is considered the epicenter of the covid-19 pandemic in the United States, with more than 23,000 reported deaths. This Sunday, however, no deaths were recorded in the locality.