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26 May 2024

Video: 'Bewitched' maid held at airport

By Staff

Saudi airport police men arrested an Asian housemaid flying back home after seizing money concealed in bread and hair inside a cucumber with the aim of practicing witchcraft, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

A U-Tube film published in Sada newspaper said several Saudi notes were pulled out of a loaf and a lock of hair hidden inside a cucumber found in the maid’s luggage.

“Authorities said she was stole the hair from someone here with the aim of casting a magic spell after arriving home,” the paper said without mentioning where in Saudi Arabia the maid was arrested.

Sorcery is heavily punishable in Saudi Arabia as it is against Islam and several persons convicted of involvement in witchcraft have been beheaded.