Saudi man caught smuggling alcohol in underwear

Published: January 28, 2016
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A Saudi man was arrested for attempting to smuggle 14 bottles of liquor in his underwear into the Kingdom, according to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The man was stopped at customs on his way back from Bahrain on the 16-mile-long King Fahd Causeway linking the two Gulf countries, according to the head of customs Fahad Dhufallah al-Otaibi.

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Inspectors searched the man and found bottles of alcohol attached with adhesive tapes to his upper and lower legs and hidden by the man’s traditional long white robe.

Alcohol is strictly prohibited in Saudi Arabia and the penalty includes a prison sentence and flogging if caught.

Last week, Saudi customs seized two shipments of liquor from Bahrain, including 415 bottles concealed in various parts of a vehicle and 83l of liquor hidden inside the fuel tank reserve of a truck.

In November last year, a man was caught trying to smuggle 48,000 cans of Heineken disguised as Pepsi into Saudi Arabia.

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“A truck carrying what first seemed to be normal cans of the soft drink Pepsi was stopped and after the standard process of searching the products, it became clear that the alcoholic beers were covered with Pepsi’s sticker logos,” Al Batha border General Manager Abdulrahman al Mahna was quoted as saying by Al Arabiya News.

This article originally appeared Daily Mail.

Reader Comments (7)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Jan 28, 2016 - 2:09PM

    Wow admire his guts . Recommend

  • Prada
    Jan 28, 2016 - 3:50PM

    There goes his neck.Recommend

  • MICHEAL WELCH
    Jan 28, 2016 - 6:47PM

    Why do people that live in that country take such stupid risk knowing that they could or would be flogged or worse get beheaded….is it worth the risk just for a drink of alcohol….me thinks notRecommend

  • Breaking Bad
    Jan 28, 2016 - 6:56PM

    He probably drank the 15th bottle before doing all this lolRecommend

  • curious2
    Jan 28, 2016 - 10:37PM

    Doesn’t say much about Bahrain’s airport security.Recommend

  • M Ali
    Jan 29, 2016 - 12:05AM

    I only smuggle Annaconda. Recommend

  • Puppet
    Jan 29, 2016 - 12:39AM

    The real face of KSA. After all why heroin is smuggled to the country – because there is demand for it internally. Human will always remain humans.Recommend

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