An oasis of booze in the Saudi desert?

Published March 14th, 2015 - 02:45 GMT

A joint team of the anti-alcohol unit and the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) uncovered a pond flowing with liquor outside Khamis Mushayt city.

Haia spokesman Awad Al-Asmari said the teams were tracking bootleggers in the eastern part of Khamis Mushayt governorate, which led to the discovery of a number of distilleries and the pond. 

The pond, which contained over 385 barrels of liquor, was covered and the site handed over to concerned authorities. 

Al-Asmari appealed to owners of abandoned wells to secure them so that they are not used for illegal purposes.

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