A corn vendor was fined $300 for selling near the National Agricultural Marketing Development Corporation (NAMDEVCO).
Mahadeo Motilal appeared on Wednesday afternoon before magistrate a San Fernando Magistrates’ court and pleaded guilty for unlawful vendor in Debe.
Motilal was also charged under the Highways Act with unlawfully pitching a stall.
PC Harripersad saw Motilal selling corn from the tray of a pick-up van outside the market on August 25, 2019.
Under the Municipal Corporation Act, a person is liable to conviction if he sells agricultural produce within a mile of the market.
Leander fined Motilal $300 or three months in jail. He was given seven weeks to pay.
A fine of $80 was imposed on him for pitching a stall.
Upon summary conviction, a fine of $500 is imposed and in the case of a continuing offence, a fine $50 for each day the offence is committed.