Abu Dhabi customs officials seized over 30,000 bottles of alcohol in a lorry at the UAE border with Saudi Arabia.
Officials discovered the haul at Al Ghuwaifat customs after they received a tip-off about an attempt to smuggle a large quantity of alcohol across the border, according to a report in The National.
Using scanning equipment, the officials found the illegal stash of alcohol in crates that were marked as apples.
Officials seized 2,559 cardboard boxes, which had a total of 30,708 bottles.
In Oman, meanwhile, Royal Oman Police coastguards arrested two men after they intercepted a boat off the coast of Musandam carrying 25 medium-sized cartons of alcohol.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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