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Somaliland police seize alcohol in Hargeisa

Thursday July 15, 2021

Hargeisa (HOL) - Somaliland police have seized alcohol hidden from a smuggler near Hargeisa on Wednesday.

The Alcohol bottles were concealed within khat bags, and khat was placed on top to through off the authorities.

"The sacks you see, which contain qat, are not qat," said police chief General Dabagale.

"Smugglers loaded the khat trucks with alcohol, and the qat was loaded on top," Dabagale added.

The commander said the smuggler attempted to bribe the officers who seized the alcohol, but the police refused his offer.

"The smuggler handed over $ 3,000 to two boys and told them to give it to the two officers who arrested them," he said.

Drug traffickers use a variety of tactics to smuggle alcohol and cannabis into Somaliland.


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