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Saudi religious police seize 1,300 cartons of liquor

Sources said this is the biggest quantity of liquor seized in the history of the Haia with the value reaching SR18 million

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The Saudi religious police, officially known as the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, in Riyadh recently discovered 1300 cartons of imported liquor in one of the districts of the capital.

Sources said this is the biggest quantity of liquor seized in the history of the Saudi religious police with the value reaching SR18 million.

The liquor was being prepared to be sold after Ramadan during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday. It was confiscated in preparation for destroying the whole quantity.

Meanwhile, the security authorities have started a search for the bootleggers.

This article was first published by the Saudi Gazette on Saturday, June 27, 2015.