The enterprising Ethiopians managed to sell massive quantities to the local market before it was discovered and busted by the Gulf Kingdom’s police.
Emirates Newspapers described the well-turned-brewery as the largest alcoholic drinks factory to be found in the western town of Taif and surrounding areas. Police descending into the well found a large number of liquor-filled barrels ranging between 500 and 1,000 litres each, they said.
“The factory was run by Ethiopian infiltrators who apparently had felt the police would raid it so they had already fled the scene. The police have mounted a massive search operation to find the culprits,” Sabq daily said.
Liquor is strictly banned in Saudi Arabia. (Except when Saudi King Abdullah is drinking it?)