Lankan woman caught for brewing liquor in Riyadh
Confirming the suspect as a Sri Lankan, the police said that there were seven barrels of liquor and 50 bottles of the home-made liquor in her apartment.
The woman’s apartment was in Fayha district in the East of Riyadh.
According to the police, they got a tip off from one of the citizens who complained of foul smell emanating from a house in his area. On receiving the information, the police said that they assigned their staff to follow the movement in the house and report them accordingly.
Riyadh police spokesman Col. Fawaz Al-Maiman said the suspect is currently in custody at the Al-Manar police station. “We are still conducting inquiries to know whether more people are involved in the case,” he said. Al-Maiman said a large amount of money and expensive jewelry were also found in the woman’s possession.
It was learned that the prepared liquor was being sold to the public through convenient outlets which needs more people to handle such operations.
On completion of inquiry, the suspect with the evidence will be presented to the court for necessary punishment.
The spokesman urged citizens and expatriates to notify any suspicious activities to the police promptly.