The Bauchi State Hisbah Command, on Tuesday, said it confiscated 260 crates of alcoholic drinks from hotels and night clubs.
This was made known to newsmen by Aminu Isah, the Permanent Commissioner in charge of Hisbah and Sharia implementation.
Isah said that it was part of its effort to enforce Sharia Islamic code in the state.
According to him, 216 crates were confiscated in Misau local government area and 44 in Bauchi club and some beer parlours located in Dass park in Bauchi metropolis.
He said, “We will continue to conduct our search to fish out perpetrators of such misdemeanors.
“We will also be seeking for a court order to destroy the items as the subsisting Sharia law implemented in 2003 prohibits sales and consumption of alcoholic drinks.
“No fewer than six operators of beer parlours were also arrested during the patrol and they would soon be prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others.”
Isah also called on the state government to speed-up the process of constituting the state Hisbah board.
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