Two men were arrested this week aboard a boat in waters off Brunei, in southeast Asia. Their apparent transgression: Trying to smuggle 1,382 cans of beer into the Muslim-majority country. According to the news report:
“Brunei’s laws ban the public sale and consumption of alcohol, though non-Muslim visitors are allowed to bring in limited amounts for private consumption.”
The men were caught after a high-speed sea chase and they’ll likely face a fine, according to reports. Talk about a high-stakes beer run. Not exactly like running over to the gas station to pick up a six pack.