‘Selfish’ teens threw a wild party in Maroubra, where ‘dozens’ of people caught Covid are being fined $9,000 – as police investigate whether virus-infected rule breakers have been throwing WEEKS of raves in the area
Authorities have handed out fines worth thousands of dollars after investigating a series of illegal parties involving ‘dozens’ in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.
New South Wales Police confirmed on Wednesday evening that they had handed out nine offenses as part of their investigation into a number of raves in the Maroubra area.
The sentences were handed out to men between the ages of 18 and 24 who attended a rally on the Malabar headland on Friday, July 23, and more sentences are expected to be handed out.
“Police have issued nine Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) as part of ongoing investigations into large gatherings, in violation of public health orders, in the Maroubra area,” the NSW Police Department said in a statement.
Last month agents from the Eastern Beaches Police Area Command Strike Force formed Travelstop to investigate reports of several major rallies in Maroubra in mid-August.
“It was reported that these parties, in violation of the Public Health Orders, involved dozens of people who had already returned positive COVID-19 test results.”
Police march through Maroubra after several illegal parties were held in the beachside suburb in July and August
Officials were shocked when it was revealed last month that someone was hosting an illegal house party in Maroubra involving more than 60 people, many of whom were from western Sydney and were infected with the virus.
The party has sparked a series of infections in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, with several businesses closing due to exposure.
NSW police investigated the party and a series of other gatherings in the area, leading to the fines being issued on Wednesday.
“As part of the investigation, the police have determined that a number of people gathered at Malabar Headland in the evening of Friday, July 23, 2021. It is suspected that this celebration is also associated with cases of COVID-19.
Earlier today (Wednesday, September 1, 2021) after an investigation, police issued $1,000 PINs to nine men – ages 24, 22, 20, three ages 19 and three ages 18 – in connection with the Malabar Headland party in July.
“The investigation into the August meetings in Maroubra continues, among other things to determine whether there are links between the Malabar and Maroubra parties.”