March 1, 2021 By Christina Santucci
Deputies from the city Sheriff’s office shut down an unlicensed club in Corona that was filled with more than 150 people early Sunday.
Photos released by authorities show maskless partiers packed inside the location at 45-18 104th St. at around 3:45 a.m. Sunday.
Five people were arrested during the raid, authorities said. One was allegedly working as the club’s security guard and another was the DJ, NBC reported. Three other men were fined for promoting the party, deputies told the TV station.
The charges can carry a $15,000 fine after the state increased penalties for sponsoring mass gatherings in October.
The Sheriff has raided several western Queens gatherings — in Maspeth, Jackson Heights and Woodside — over the past few weeks. Last weekend, they found 300 people packed into a basement on Junction Boulevard.