Mice, poisonous bugs found in Saudi alcohol factory raid

Students under training in the Drug and Poison Division of King Fahad Security College look at a collection of bottles of alcohol that Saudi security forces confiscated in the past, in Riyadh May 19, 2009. (Reuters)

Saudi religious police raided eight alcohol-producing factories in the southwest region of Aasir, Al-Madina reported on Tuesday.

The police confiscated 3,750 liters of alcoholic drinks that contained mice and were contaminated with poisonous bugs, the report said.

Awad al-Asmari, a religious police spokesperson, said all eight factories and their products were destroyed on Sunday.

The manufacturers, who have taken refuge in mountains, were aiming to target youths, Asmari added.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:42 - GMT 06:42