Somali with foreign currency, official documents arrested in Riyadh

Customs officials foiled an attempt by a passenger to smuggle 633 grams of heroin into Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
Updated 07 August 2017
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Somali with foreign currency, official documents arrested in Riyadh

JEDDAH: A Somali was arrested in Riyadh for forging Saudi currency and official documents. He was apprehended carrying forged banknotes of different denominations and official documents.
Riyadh police received a tip that a Somali national was involved in forging Saudi currency and official documents and occupying an apartment in central Riyadh to practice his work, a police spokesman said. The suspect was placed under round-the-clock surveillance.
These efforts led a raid and the arrest of the accused, who was found in possession of a number of forged banknotes, 22 forged residence permits (iqama), 27 forged iqama cards, three forged displaced persons’ cards, and four forged passports. In the apartment was an integrated lab for counterfeiting and forgery.
In his statements, he admitted to what he was accused of and accordingly he was arrested and referred to the Criminal Investigation Department, while the Pubic Prosecution was notified to complete the required legal processes.

Customs foil drug smuggling attempt
Customs officials at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh have foiled an attempt to smuggle 633 grams of heroin in a passenger’s intestines.
The director general of customs at the airport, Mohammed Al-Aqeel, said in a statement that when a passenger was completing the regular entry procedures, customs officers suspected that he might be smuggling narcotics. An X-ray was taken which showed that his intestines contained 80 heroin capsules (633 grams).
The man was taken into custody and the necessary legal proceedings were initiated.


Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

A worker unloads aid packages from a Saudi air force cargo plane, at an airfield in the northern province of Marib, Yemen, in this January 22, 2018 photo. (REUTERS)
Updated 23 July 2018
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Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

  • The Yemen Scholars Association condemned the Houthi militia for looting relief aid in areas under its control

JEDDAH: The Yemen Scholars Association on Saturday blamed the Iranian-backed Houthi militias for the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.
The associated accused the Houthis of looting humanitarian aid.
According to the Yemeni scholars, Houthi actions have resulted in the suspension of salaries of hundreds of thousands of employees for nearly two years.
The Association praised the efforts and humanitarian support of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), which provides, directly and indirectly, most of the humanitarian relief support for the Yemeni people.
The Yemen Scholars Association condemned the Houthi militia for looting relief aid in areas under its control.
According to a human rights report, At least 113 people have been tortured to death in detention centers in Yemen run by the Houthis since the coup began
Yemeni Human Rights Minister Mohammed Askar told Arab News that the figures in the report were only estimates and that the real figures were much higher.