NEW YORK -- Customs officials in Saudi Arabia say they thwarted a creative attempt to smuggle 48,000 cans of Heineken beer into the conservative Sunni Muslim country where alcohol is banned.
A video released by the Saudi government shows what appears to be a shrink-wrapped case of Pepsi, the Washington Post reported.
Nothing in the video that appeared out of the ordinary until a Saudi agent sliced through the shrink-wrapped plastic and pulled one can out.
With a sharp blade, a Saudi agent peeled back the innocuous Pepsi label to reveal the true nature of the beverage -- the shiny silver can and trademark Heineken logo was unveiled.
A picture of the captured contraband was posted to Saudi Arabia's Customs page.
Scrolling down the Twitter page, other busts can be seen, with liquor and beer in pockets sewn into a shirt and Heineken and Budweiser under blankets and in boxes among other alcoholic beverages.
Smuggling alcohol into the country is a criminal offense.