A shop in Kuwait has reportedly been shut down after its owners were caught sticking 'googly eyes' on fish in an attempt to make them appear fresher.
Kuwaiti police shut down the fish store on Saturday as its owners were sticking googly eyes on fish to make them appear fresher than they were, the Al Bayan newspaper reported.
Images of one of the fish, which were uploaded to Twitter on Saturday, showed the creativeness of the store's owners.
One of the pictures posted online showed the fake eye slipping off the fish's face, clearly revealing a much more yellow eye underneath.
The Kuwaiti Ministry of Commerce closed the fish shop after it put 'fake lenses' on fish to make them look fresher, the newspaper in Kuwait added.
Social media users quickly mocked the shop owner's cheeky bid to get away with selling old fish with a series of hilarious memes that went viral.
To get in on the joke, a fish company in Kuwait announced it was selling 'fish without cosmetics', alongside a picture of a fish and a selection of different coloured contact lenses.