Matzah and kosher wine (illustration)
Matzah and kosher wine (illustration) iStock

650 cases of illegally imported kosher wine were seized over the second Passover holiday in Montreal, CTV News reported.

Two men are facing charges of illegally importing the wine after the cases were seized by police and the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), a corporation responsible for the trade of alcoholic beverages within the province of Quebec, at a synagogue in the Cote des Neiges area of the city.

Montreal police said the wine was shipped to Montreal via ship, and that the importers did not have the necessary permits. They also said they were tipped off about the shipment in early April, reported CTV News.

The SAQ is the only legal importer of wine and alcohol operating in Quebec.

The suspects are facing charges of importing wine and selling it without a permit, according to the report.

Six years ago Montreal police seized more than 900 liters of wine from a synagogue in the Outremont neighborhood of Montreal, because the house of worship was buying wine in Ontario, noted CTV News

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