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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Huge alcohol seizure in Pakistan

By Haroon Rashid
BBC News, Peshawar

Police in Pakistan have seized a huge quantity of alcohol stolen from shipments destined for US-led forces stationed in Afghanistan.

Senior Superintendent of Police Saeed Wazir said more than 20,000 bottles of liquor were seized during a raid on a store near the Afghan border.

Mr Wazir said four people were arrested in connection with the raid, "one of the biggest" seizures of alcohol.

Muslims in Pakistan are not allowed to buy alcohol.

Mr Wazir said: "20,352 bottles of Dutch-made liquor were recovered from a store outside Peshawar."

The liquor was seized hours before being moved for sale in the lawless Khyber tribal region.


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