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Saudi authorities seize 70,000 ‘fake’ Quran copies

Forged copies discovered in a truck stopped at one of the gateways to Makkah

Saudi authorities seize 70,000 ‘fake’ Quran copies
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Saudi officials have confiscated 70,000 fake copies of the Quran during the season of Hajj.

The authorities said they thwarted an attempt to distribute the forged copies of the Quran when they stopped a vehicle carrying them, according to a report in Al Arabiya.

The truck was stopped at one of the gateways to Makkah, near Al Jamoom village, where the main rituals of Hajj are performed.

A total of 1,374,206 foreign pilgrims have arrived for Hajj this year, according to officials, 1,325,189 of whom have arrived by air, 36,094 by land and 12,923 by sea.

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