Man Tapes 14 Bottles Of Alcohol To His Body In An Attempt To Smuggle Them Into Saudi Arabia
The love of alcohol will make some people do the unbelievable. 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.
Customs 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.
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 October, a British man was caught with homemade wine and faced public lashing.
Karl Andree, 74, was arrested by Saudi religious police and spent more than a year in prison. He was spared flogging because of his age and ill-health.
We don’t know what will befall the man now.