There are no Mexicans detained in Qatar clarifies the SRE

There are no Mexicans detained in Qatar, clarifies the SRE

The Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE) clarified that there are no Mexicans detained in Qatar, after the version circulated on social networks about the alleged arrest of a compatriot who introduced a bottle of alcohol into the Arab country, despite being prohibited.

in a thread of Twitter, The Foreign Ministry reported that it had contacted the Qatari authorities, who They confirmed that no arrests have been made.

The SRE shared the telephones +974 4012 0586 and +974 4012 0587 In the event that a Mexican who is in Qatar requires attention, consult.

In Twitter several messages circulated about the alleged arrest of a Mexican in Qatar, whom the authorities allegedly held incommunicado and punished with 30 lashes in a public square in Doha.

A video in which a Mexican allegedly flouts the law and smuggles alcohol into Qatardespite the fact that in that country the sale of alcoholic beverages in stadiums and in the surrounding areas is strictly prohibited.

Through the TikTok platform, the Mexican tourist shared the video in which he He is seen walking calmly at the Doha airport while holding a Mexican National Team shirt, where he hid a bottle of alcohol.

Qatar 2022 is the first Soccer World Cup to be held in a Muslim country with strict controls on alcoholwhich is a challenge for the organizers of an event sponsored by a single beer brand, Budweiser.

And although at first it seemed that the Mexican only entered the Arab country a bottle of alcohol, he later shared another video on TikTok to boast that another alcoholic drink entered the Arab country.

This Saturday, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, He assured that the actions of the compatriot “does not qualify us.”

In an interview with the media, he stated: “I think that does not qualify us but, frankly, we must respect local regulations. Mexico is known for having a very happy, non-confrontational crowd and I would say that we maintain the good image of Mexico”.

He also pointed out that it was not necessary to infiltrate the bottle in Qatar, since in that country yes you can buy alcoholic beverages.

(With information from Aristegui News Y EFE)