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Three Lankans, Indian and five others caught running liquor factory
October 8, 2016, 8:12 am
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Three Sri Lankans and an Indian were arrested for manufacturing liquor inside a house in Keifan area. According to security sources, Private Task force officers had received information that a group of expatriates were running a liquor factory inside a house in Keifan area. After carrying out investigations and confirming the information, they obtained a warrant from the Public Prosecution and raided the house.

They arrested four Asian expatriates and confiscated 152 barrels of liquor and equipment used for manufacturing liquor. When the officers checked the details of the expatriates, they discovered that the suspects were in violation of the residency law and one of them is wanted by the Immigration Department. They confessed that they took the house on rent in order to manufacture liquor in that house.

The suspects were referred with the confiscated items to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action. In another development, five Vietnamese expatriates were arrested for running a liquor factory inside a flat in Mahboula area. According to security sources, when Ahmadi Security Director Brigadier Abdullah Safa received information about a group of Vietnamese people manufacturing liquor inside their flat, a team was formed for investigations.

After confirming the information and taking necessary legal measures, securitymen raided the apartment and arrested the suspects. They confiscated seven barrels and 63 bottles of liquor as well as equipment used for manufacturing liquor. The suspects were referred with the confiscated items to the concerned authorities for further investigations. The sources affirmed that securitymen will continue to pursue sellers of liquor based on instructions from Undersecretary of Ministry of Interior Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad.

Source: Arab Times

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