Saudi Arabia: Drug Smuggling Thwarted & 135 Accused Arrested

  • Publish date: Thursday، 06 October 2022
Saudi Arabia: Drug Smuggling Thwarted & 135 Accused Arrested

According to what was reported by the official spokesman of the General Directorate of the Saudi Border Guard, the land patrols of the border guards in the regions of Najran, Jazan, Asir, Tabuk, and Sharqiya, thwarted attempts to smuggle 64 tons and 400 kilograms of the narcotic khat.

The Directorate also foiled the smuggling of one ton and 9 kilograms of hashish, 62,000 amphetamine tablets, and 425,620 tablets subject to the regulation of medical circulation.

135 smugglers were arrested, including 36 citizens, and 99 violators of the border security system of different nationalities. The initial legal procedures were completed against them, and they were handed over along with the smuggled items to the competent authority.

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