Smuggler caught with bottles of liquor taped to his legs

Smuggler caught with bottles of liquor taped to his legs
Updated 25 January 2016

Smuggler caught with bottles of liquor taped to his legs

Smuggler caught with bottles of liquor taped to his legs

RIYADH: Customs officials at the King Fahd Causeway have foiled a man’s attempt to smuggle 14 bottles of liquor into the kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency said on Sunday.
The report said the contraband items were attached with adhesive tapes to the suspect’s upper and lower legs and hidden by the man's thobe.
Despite the unusual way of smuggling, customs inspectors managed to detect the liquor following a search, said the report, quoting Fahad Dhufallah Al-Otaibi, head of customs at the bridge linking Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
A similar technique was employed by another suspect last September, using trousers that had pockets tailor-made for liquor bottles. Causeway customs officials also discovered them by conducting body search on the man.
Despite the heavy punishment for peddling liquor in the kingdom, smuggling attempts apparently continue.
Last week, Al-Otaibi said two shipments of liquor from Bahrain were also seized at the Causeway, including 415 bottles concealed in various parts of a vehicle, and 83 liters of liquor hidden inside the fuel tank reserve of a truck.