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JEDDAH (Web Desk) – A man was caught attempting to smuggle 48,000 cans of Heineken beer disguised as Pepsi into Saudi Arabia.


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“A truck carrying what first seemed to be normal cans of the soft drink Pepsi was stopped and after the standard process of searching the products, it became clear that the alcoholic beers were covered with Pepsi’s sticker logos,” Al Batha border General Manager Abdulrahman al Mahna was quoted as saying by Al Arabiya News.

Alcohol is strictly prohibited in the country, and the penalty includes a prison sentence and flogging if caught.

A video posted by Saudi customs agency on Twitter revealed just how well disguised the cans were.