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Saudi Arabia - Banned meat smuggling bid
JEDDAH: Saudi Customs on Monday foiled an attempt to smuggle pork into the Kingdom at Al-Batha border crossing point with the UAE. Customs officers seized 54 kg hidden under ice inside fridges being shipped by a truck into the Kingdom, said Abdulrahman Al-Muhanna, Al-Batha customs director general, on Tuesday. Pork is banned in the Kingdom and many other Muslim countries. Saudi customs last month seized 20,376 bottles of assorted liquor that smugglers wanted to bring into the Kingdom.