Tobacco den busted, nine held

March 20, 2014 - 4:52:49 am

The Asians with 6,000 packs of Sweika and other items.

DOHA: The Criminal Investigation Department has arrested nine Asians involved in producing, packing and selling huge quantities of chewing tobacco — Sweika.

A total of 6,000 packs were seized, the Ministry of Interior said in statement yesterday. 

Following a tip-off on production and packing of ‘Sweika’ at a house in Wukari, the department monitored suspects to ensure reliability of the information and rounded up nine during a raid on the house.

The suspects were referred to the South Security Department.

The department urged citizens and residents to coordinate with security agencies and the ministry by reporting any person suspicious of producing and dealing in Sweika which is a threat to health. Such complaints can be reported to Operations Room by calling 999 or to the department on 2347444. The Peninsula

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