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Saudi customs seizes over 35,000 alcoholic beer cans

Saudi customs seizes over 35,000 alcoholic beer cans

DAMMAM: Saudi customs authorities seized more than 35,000 beer cans hidden in plastic boxes branded apricot jam. Suspecting the food shipment, customs men at the eastern port of Dammam decided to open the container and search its contents.

We found nearly 35,900 alcoholic beer cans concealed in plastic boxes carrying the name apricot jam, said Ghannam Al Ghannam, director of the customers department at the King Abdul Aziz port in Dammam.

Alcohol is strictly banned in oil superpower Saudi Arabia, one of the most conservative Muslim nations.