50 barrels of liquor destroyed in Jeddah
The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) destroyed huge quantities of liquor in a villa in Jeddah on Sunday evening and apprehended three persons in this regard.
“After closely monitoring the movement of numerous vehicles into a villa, we made an inspection and discovered that the residential building had been converted into a factory producing liquor and was run by two African expatriates including a man and a woman with the support of a Saudi citizen. The liquor was then sold to customers,” Abdul Rahman Al-Jabri, spokesperson of Haia told Arab News on Sunday evening.
He said that the commission had seized 50 barrels of liquor, each with a capacity of 250 liters. “This was in addition to 48 bottles of 1.5 liters each ready for distribution,” he said.
Al-Jabri said that the commission will refer the arrested persons to competent authorities for further action.