Over $600,000 of illegally imported alcohol seized in Reg. 9

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Police in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) on Saturday seized a quantity of illegally imported alcoholic beverages totaling $624,000.

Police Headquarters reported that the raid was carried out at the Tabatinga, Central Rupununi houses of a 31-year-old taxi driver and a 54-year-old businessman who are both in police custody.

Some of the illegally imported alcohol seized by the police (Guyana Police Force photos)

It is suspected that the items were illegally imported from Brazil.

The following items were seized:

2004 Tins of Itaipava Beers

180 Tins of Antarctica Beers

60 Tins of Skol Beers

60 bottles of Blend Seven

48 bottles of Skarloff Vodka

12 bottles of Blackstone Rum

The said alcohol and beers were taken to the Lethem Police Station.

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