Authorities don't fool around when it comes to drugs and alcohol. The warnings are loud and clear. Just. Don't. Do. It. The risk of getting caught is just too great. It doesn't seem to stop some people though. I'm sure it is a lucrative business - the amount of money that can be made. And, if there was no demand, there would be no supply, right?
Three [four?] men have been sentenced to prison terms and lashings for "liquor making and distribution and corruption." The article was printed without being edited. I can't tell if there were three our four men involved. One line says, "an Arab and two Africans," and the next says, "the Arab... the other three's..." No matter. Fifteen years in prison between them, and 1,300 lashes is a substantial punishment.