Smuggler With 14 Bottles Of Liquor In His Underpants While Returning from Bahrain
This smuggler was caught trying to sneak 14 bottles of liquor in his underwear into Saudi Arabia, according to official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The Saudi man was stopped at customs on his way back from the island kingdom of Bahrain on the 16-mile-long King Fahd Causeway linking the two Gulf countries, according to head of customs Fahad Dhufallah al-Otaibi.
After a search, inspectors detected the bottles of booze which were attached with adhesive tapes to the man's upper and lower legs and hidden by the man’s traditional long white robe. A similar technique was adopted by another Saudi man last September, who stashed the booze in special pockets stitched into his trousers, which he then covered with the tunic.
Officials became suspicious of the man after noticing he was walking oddly as he re-entered the Saudi Arabia from Bahrain. Alcohol is illegal in Saudi Arabia and as a result there are tough penalties such as public flogging or long detention for anyone caught trying to break the law.
Though alcohol is illegal throughout the Gulf kingdom, many expats have taken to brewing their own alcohol, which is largely consumed inside Western compounds.