Gallons of urine found in perfume factory during raid

At least 10 gallons of human urine were reportedly found in a perfume factory in Ha'il City, Saudi Arabia, during a raid on Wednesday.

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According to ArabNews, the raiding team also seized unidentified raw materials, oils, perfume bottles as well as wood covered with perfumed oil allegedly intended to be sold as Oud, a perfume ingredient that is also called agarwood.

The case has been handed over by the team to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Civil Defense and the police, the report said.

Following the raid, the perfume factory has been shut down while its workers were arrested. The warehouse operator, meanwhile, was reportedly fined for operating without a license, storing of unknown raw materials and human urine, and other health-related violations.

Authorities are conducting an investigation to determine why there were so much urine in the factory and whether or not the human waste has been mixed into perfumes being sold in the market.

City media director Saad Al-Thowaini reportedly said government teams regularly conduct ocular inspections at factories, confectionery plants, warehouses, and kitchens of restaurants and fast food outlets.