The sale and consumption of alcohol is banned in Kuwait. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Kuwait Police have arrested an Indian in possession of 500 local and imported bottles of liquor, who was on his way to deliver the bottles to his private customers, local media reported.

One of the patrols of the Hawalli Security Directorate was on tour and spotted a 4WD parked in an unusual manner. When they checked the vehicle they found 500 bottles of liquor. The Indian man has been referred to the competent authorities.

Meanwhile, Ahmadi Security Directorate arrested four Nepali citizens running a liquor factory in Fintas area. Dozens of barrels, distillation and other processing equipment in addition to hundreds of liquor bottles were also confiscated.

The security men were on an inspection tour as they suspected a person carrying a bag. They found he had several bottles containing locally made alcohol.

After verifying his identity it was found that he was from Nepal; he admitted that he ran a liquor factory in Fintas area along with three countrymen, and took the cops to his place.