Lankan woman caught for brewing liquor in Riyadh

The barrels of intoxicants which were found at the woman’s apartment in Riyadh.

The barrels of intoxicants which were found at the woman’s apartment in Riyadh.


An Asian woman who had been brewing liquor on the outskirts of Riyadh was arrested by the Riyadh police here on Sunday.

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.

Meanwhile, a gang of seven Africans were caught brewing and selling liquor in Taif, Col. Atti Al-Qurashi, spokesman for Makkah provincial police said on Sunday.

The spokesman urged citizens and expatriates to notify any suspicious activities to the police promptly.


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