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$15,000 Distillery Raided Near Nanakuli Friday; One Operator Arrested


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 19, 2013

~~<p>Seizure of a giant still and distillery apparatus valued at approximately $15,000, made yesterday by federal and territorial government agents in the vicinity of Nanakuli, Waianae, may lead to the indictment of members in (an) alleged bootleg &ldquo;hui&rdquo; on charges of conspiracy to violate the national prohibition law, federal officials announced today.</p>
<p>Although all men in charge of the plant with the exception of one Japanese escaped from the scene upon the appearance of the raiding party, an investigation of persons believed to be involved in the bootlegging project, the largest yet uncovered in the history of prohibition of Hawaii, was in progress today, it was learned from government sources.</p>
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Seizure of a giant still and distillery apparatus valued at approximately $15,000, made yesterday by federal and territorial government agents in the vicinity of Nanakuli, Waianae, may lead to the indictment of members in (an) alleged bootleg “hui” on charges of conspiracy to violate the national prohibition law, federal officials announced today.

Although all men in charge of the plant with the exception of one Japanese escaped from the scene upon the appearance of the raiding party, an investigation of persons believed to be involved in the bootlegging project, the largest yet uncovered in the history of prohibition of Hawaii, was in progress today, it was learned from government sources. Login for more...



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