December 23, 1923

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News from December 23, 1923

News from December 23, 1923 (Buffalo Courier, via Newspapers.com™)

Prohibition Agents Seize Alcohol Shipments

An account of crime related to Prohibition can be found in the Buffalo Courier newspaper dated December 23, 1923.

This report spotlights the bootleggers involved in the illicit trade of alcohol — a widespread phenomenon associated with Prohibition laws. Bootleggers smuggling liquor from Canada and the rum fleets off the coast undertook vigorous attempts to dispose of their illegal wares. However, Prohibition enforcement agents thwarted these attempts.

In a single raid, enforcement agents seized over three hundred barrels of beer. This large-scale operation was succeeded by another, resulting in the confiscation of a motorboat filled with 125 cases of whisky.

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