RIYADH — In its relentless war on drug, Saudi Arabia’s security forces arrested 1,628 drug smugglers and dealers during the first six moths of this year, according to security sources.

The sources said the detainees consisted of 604 Saudis and 1,024 foreigners from 41 different nationalities.

The raid against drug peddlers, which happened between September 2017 and March 2018, is considered a big blow to smugglers in the Kingdom.