INTERNATIONAL: Smugglers caught trying to smuggle beer into Saudi Arabia disguised as pepsi
November 13, 2015
TELEGRAPH (UK) – Imaginative smugglers have been caught attempting to enter Saudi Arabia with thousands of beer cans disguised as Pepsi.
Customs officials in the Middle Eastern country intercepted the shady operation at the al-Batha border crossing with the United Arab Emirates.
An estimated 48,000 cans of beer had been disguised with Pepsi branding, with customs officials peeling back the fake wrapping to uncover the Heineken and later posting the photos on Twitter.
Officials also posted a video on an official account showing them cutting open a 24-pack of the fake Pepsi cans to reveal what was hidden underneath.
Border general manager Abdulrahman al-Mahna said his officers “are always ready and alert” to smugglers’ increasingly imaginative attempts to bring contraband across the border.
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