Costly dry run

The desert sand was soaked with liquor when United Arab Emirates authorities destroyed thousands of bottles of whisky and beer, AFP reports from Abu Dhabi. Bulldozers crushed 10,000 whisky bottles and 2,500 beer cans and bottles piled in the heart of the desert near the oasis city of al-Ain, 100 miles east of Abu Dhabi. Police said the liquor had been seized from illegal alcohol traders over the past 10 months.

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