Customs abort smuggling of cigarettes’ casings and prohibited drugs

Updated 03 December 2012
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Customs abort smuggling of cigarettes’ casings and prohibited drugs

Riyadh: Customs at King Khaled International Airport foiled a cigarette casings consignment declared in a statement and accompanying bills as ‘empty-casings’ and after the required checking, customs officers had found that the consignment contained half-filled casings of some kind of cigarettes.
The general manager of customs at King Khaled International Airport, Suleiman Al-Tuwaijri said that the consignment belonging to one of the companies arrived at customs. It was declared in the statement and bills as empty-casings contained in 18 parcels weighing 500 kilograms. On its actual inspection, these parcels turned out to contain half-filled casings for a kind of cigarettes in very large quantities and represented the bottom part for the original pack of cigarettes with a size of 7 x 5.5 centimeters, pointing out that the aim was to hide the warning pictures.
He added that the customs seized these parcels containing banned drugs. He explained that an exchange of information was useful in this seizure. The exchange of information involved the Regional Office for the exchange of information in the Middle East ‘Relo’ — Riyadh and the local liaison office for the exchange of information.
Al-Tuwaijri said that customs officers at King Khalid International Airport were vigilant and work hard to prevent (the entry of) various banned items.
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Riyadh Eid festivities draw more than 1.5 million visitors

Updated 19 June 2018
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Riyadh Eid festivities draw more than 1.5 million visitors

  • The diversity of events the municipality provided this year offered plenty of choice to the capital’s residents and visitors.
  • The garden of King Fahd Library which received visitors over the three days of Eid witnessed interactive and entertainment shows.

JEDDAH: Riyadh municipality Eid Al-Fitr activities attracted more than 1.5 million visitors, residents and citizens over the three-day holiday.
The diversity of events the municipality provided this year offered plenty of choice to the capital’s residents and visitors.
The municipality hosted 200 functions in 30 different locations across the city. It distributed thousands of presents, balloons and candy to children to encourage them to attend Eid prayers and to bring joy to their hearts.
Riyadh’s Eid festivities in Qasr AL-Hokm included the Saudi traditional folk-dance show, activities and competitions for children, as well as folk arts and poetry shows.
The garden of King Fahd Library which received visitors over the three days of Eid witnessed interactive and entertainment shows, as well as artistic activities and sports competitions.
Riyadh municipality organized five theater shows for men and women, including two for men: Shekka Wa Noss, and Tersam Al-Wahch; two plays for women: Banat Al-Social and Umm Suwaileh Al-Sawaqa, and an open play, Al-Qarya Al-Maghdoura.
Riyadh municipality also organized three theater shows for the blind and deaf.
“Al-Qarya Al-Maghdoura” (The Betrayed Village), the first open-theater show in the Kingdom, was held in the showroom of Al-Jazeera neighborhood. It was written, directed and played by Saudis.
The municipality allocated several events and locations for the participation of humanitarian organizations by receiving them and setting private seats for them, in coordination with the Saudi Association for Deaf.
It also organized a special program to entertain women and children over the three days of Eid. The events for women included plays, free drawing and coloring sessions, artifacts and competitions.
Carnival marches were launched in the north and west of Riyadh, by 300 cartoon characters and featured the participation of touring folk groups, along with a solidarity march with soldiers, as well as classic car shows.
The capital’s residents and visitors enjoyed fireworks that lasted 10 minutes and colored the sky of Riyadh at King Fahd International Stadium, a location near King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) and a location near Wadi Leban Bridge in west Riyadh.