Over 400 Nepali nationals imprisoned for alcohol production and sale in Saudi Arabia
KATHMANDU: A significant number of Nepali migrant workers have been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia on charges related to the production and sale of alcohol.
Reports indicate that Nepali laborers were involved in the manufacturing, distribution, and consumption of alcohol, leading to their arrest and subsequent incarceration by Saudi authorities.
Saudi Arabia stands as one of the primary destinations for Nepali labor migration.
Current estimates suggest that approximately 400,000 Nepali individuals are employed in various sectors across the country.
According to sources cited by the BBC, Nepali laborers engaged in alcohol-related activities in pursuit of higher earnings have been detained and confined.
An official at the Embassy of Nepal in Saudi Arabia disclosed that over 400 Nepali nationals are presently detained, though the actual count could potentially be higher.