Saudi Border Guards foil attempts to smuggle drugs, nab infiltrators

Saudi Border Guards detain infiltrators and display confiscated drugs. (AN photo)
Updated 20 November 2017
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Saudi Border Guards foil attempts to smuggle drugs, nab infiltrators

JEDDAH: Saudi Border Guards foiled attempts to smuggle 1,214.77kg of cannabis and 22,010 amphetamine tablets into the Kingdom and arrested 15 infiltrators.
According to a Border Guards spokesman, the forces stationed in Jazan, Najran and Asir apprehended 15 people in over a week. Of those arrested by the Border Guards, 14 were Yemeni nationals and one was an Ethiopian. The spokesman said that the arrested men had large quantities of cannabis (963.18kg) in their possession.
Giving details of another operation carried out in the Makkah region, he said that the Border Guards foiled a bid to smuggle narcotics into Saudi Arabia through Al-Leith sector.
Marine patrols, he added, intercepted a boat in Al-Leith and arrested a Yemeni national and confiscated 251.586kg of cannabis and 22,010 amphetamine tablets.


KSRelief making efforts to help war-hit Syrians

The center is supporting agricultural projects in northern Aleppo by distributing diesel fuel for irrigation pumps and farms. (SPA)
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KSRelief making efforts to help war-hit Syrians

  • The project aims to improve living conditions by providing decent housing

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) distributed on Saturday recreational bags, including various games, to 100,000 Syrian students in a number of areas and villages in Syria’s Aleppo governorate.
KSRelief distributes more than 87,000 bread loaves daily among Syrians displaced by war in the country.
The center has also launched a project to improve public utilities in the northern countryside of Aleppo.
KSRelief has begun renovating and repairing 495 houses, two shelters and 16 recreation centers in the Syrian governorate.
The project aims to improve living conditions by providing decent housing. The center is also supporting agricultural projects in northern Aleppo by distributing diesel fuel for irrigation pumps and farms.
During September, 91,260 liters of diesel was distributed to irrigation pumps in 426 agricultural farms, covering an area of 9,126 sq. km in 33 villages. The distribution will continue on a monthly basis to ensure the irrigation of crops.