Saudi Custom Officials Outwit Smugglers Plan to Deliver Booze
- Smugglers caught attempting to enter Saudi Arabia
- New methods of smuggling alcohol
- A recent news report stated that Saudi authorities at border with United Arab Emirates seized 48,000 cans of Heineken – all camouflaged as Pepsi cola.
- Recently, Saudi authorities had traced around 19,000 bottles of alcoholic drinks hidden in a shipment of rice and tomato paste.
If smugglers retort to cunning plans, the police is always ready to foil their mean strategies. A recent incident in Saudi Arabia stated that the custom officials got hold of a man carrying alcohol. While the smuggler dressed up the Heinken cans as Pepsi cola with its sticker logos, the standard procedure of scanning and investigating vehicles at the border led to the conclusion that the so-called Pepsi cans contained alcoholic beverages.
The customs officials used a box cutter to open a wrapped 24-pack of the fake Pepsi only to find the green-and-white Heineken cans beneath it. Consumption of alcohol is banned in Saudi Arabia and the punishment for smuggling alcohol can be severe including sentence to prison and flogging.
Well, looks like in the game of cat and mouse chase the Police officials definitely have a better game plan.