Losing their bottle? 22,000 alcoholic drinks seized from Saudi dealers

Penalties for the possession of, or trade in alcohol are severe in Saudi Arabia. (Shutterstock)

Over 22,000 bottles of alcohol were seized from a drug dealer and later during a raid on a Saudi-owned warehouse in Riyadh on Tuesday, the General Directorate of Narcotics Control said.

The directorate’s spokesman, Col. Abdulaziz Kadasah, said the Saudi owner was apprehended following leads from the arrest of a drug dealer who was caught in possession of 2,735 alcohol bottles.

Another Saudi and two Pakistanis were arrested during the warehouse raid wherein 19,600 bottles of alcohol were seized.

Penalties for the possession of, or trade in alcohol are severe in Saudi Arabia. Both result in prison sentences.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette
 

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