Large amounts of Qamar el-Din, Yamish and rice seized ahead of Ramadan
A shopkeeper checks his supplies of dates at a market , in Cairo, file. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

CAIRO: Large amounts of Qamar el-Din, Yamish, and rice were seized inside an import-export company in Daher district of Cairo before reaching the market, Youm7 reported Wednesday.

A total of 47,450 bags of Qamar el-Din, dried apricot prepared to be juice; 3,816 kilos of Yamish, dried fruits made to be eaten; and five tons of rice from unknown sources were confiscated.

The police department of supply and trade was informed that the owner of an unlicensed import company had collected a large amount of Yamish that was supposedly imported from Syria, but lacks any documents proving the legitimacy of how it was purchased.

Such practices are considered “cheating and fraud to achieve huge illegitimate profits,” Youm7 quoted the department as saying.

Yamish is usually made of fig and apricot and is consumed in the month of Ramadan, where Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. Ramadan begins on June 8.

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