(MENAFN - Arab Times) Police in cooperation with Customs men have arrested two Syrians for attempting to smuggle 3,500 bottles of whisky into the country, reports Al-Rai daily.
The daily added, police acting on information put the suspects under surveillance and caught them red-handed
During interrogation they are said to have admitted to smuggling the booze from a neighboring GCC country.
Meanwhile, officers at the Abdali border post have arrested an unidentified Iraqi man for attempting to smuggle drugs (some kind of white powder), reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
The daily quoting security sources said the Iraqi looked confused when he approached the inspection desk and he was referred for a thorough check.
The drugs were found by sniffer dogs. The drugs (2.5 kilos of white powder) were found concealed in a secret compartment in the car. The suspect and the drugs have been handed over to the General Department for Drug Control.
An unidentified shop is selling perfumes in bottles which look like bottles of Red Label whisky, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to reliable sources some shoppers have expressed their astonishment at how the Ministry of Commerce allowed the product to enter the country.
In other development, police have arrested two Asians for trading in locally manufactured booze, reports Al-Rai daily.
According to security sources the bootleggers were arrested when they were on their way to sell booze to workers in Shuaiba.
Police have reportedly seized from the men 40 bottles of booze and referred the contraband and the suspect to the General Department of Drugs and Alcohol Control.