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Tags: ML | ODD | Saudi | Arabia | Beer | Bust

Saudi Arabia Cracks Case of Smuggled Beer Disguised as Pepsi

Sunday, 15 November 2015 07:49 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Customs officials in Saudi Arabia say they've cracked a case — and then some — of smugglers trying to bring illicit cans of beer through the kingdom by disguising them as Pepsi.

In a statement, customs officials say they intercepted 48,000 cans of beer moving through the al-Batha border crossing with the United Arab Emirates.

In video posted Wednesday on Twitter, the customs officials show an officer using a box cutter to open a wrapped 24-pack of the fake Pepsi only to find the green-and-white Heineken cans beneath it.

Drinking or possessing alcohol is a criminal offense in the ultra-conservative Sunni kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Customs officials in Saudi Arabia say they've cracked a case - and then some - of smugglers trying to bring illicit cans of beer through the kingdom by disguising them as Pepsi.In a statement, customs officials say they intercepted 48,000 cans of beer moving through the...
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