Saudi Arabia shuts down alcohol factories
Alcoholic drinks were produced and were mixed with Dettol hygiene solution to change their color into something less distinguishable
Saudi Arabia’s National Anti-Drugs Committee has shut down four alcohol factories in different cities across the country.
The committee’s general secretary Abdulilah Al-Shareef said the factories were in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Al-Kharj.
Alcoholic drinks produced in these factories were mixed with Dettol hygiene solution to change their color into something less distinguishable and were dosed with addictive chemicals similar to the ones in amphetamine drugs.
The official added 56 percent of arrested drug dealers in Saudi Arabia are Saudi and 35 percent of them do not consume any drugs.
Most drug addicts in the Gulf Kingdom are between the ages of 20 to 30. Riyadh had the highest drug addiction cases.
This article first appeared in the Saudi Gazette on Oct. 27, 2015.