Saudi authorities foil plot to smuggle large amounts of drugs, arrest 88 people

Narcotics and trafficking security officials foiled attempts to smuggle 894 kilograms of hashish, 798,860 amphetamine tablets, and 57,165 kilograms of khat across the Kingdom’s land and sea borders: official

  
Drug Trafficking. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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RIYADH: Authorities in Saudi Arabia thwarted attempts to smuggle large quantities of hashish, amphetamine pills and khat into the Kingdom.


Border Guards spokesman Lt. Col. Misfer Al-Quraini said that narcotics and trafficking security officials foiled attempts to smuggle 894 kilograms of hashish, 798,860 amphetamine tablets, and 57,165 kilograms of khat across the Kingdom’s land and sea borders.

Al-Quraini said 88 people have been arrested, including 39 Saudis and 49 violators of the border security system.

He added that the foreigners arrested included 24 Yemenis, 21 Ethiopians, an Egyptian, a Jordanian, a Sudanese, and a Sri Lankan. Initial legal measures have been taken against them, and the drugs were seized and handed over to authorities.

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