Saudi Border Guards thwart attempts to smuggle hashish

Saudi border guards keep watch along the border with Yemen in the al-Khobh area in the southern Jizan province, in this October 3, 2017 photo. (AFP)
Updated 02 January 2018
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Saudi Border Guards thwart attempts to smuggle hashish

RIYADH: Saudi Border Guards in the southern border areas have foiled several attempts to smuggle more than half a ton of hashish, and arrested 30 smugglers of different nationalities in the Jazan and Najran areas over the past two weeks.
The Border Guard’s spokesman, Col. Saher Al-Harbi, said that these operations are part of the security forces efforts to combat drug trafficking across the Kingdom’s land and sea borders.
He said that during these operations nine Saudis, 13 Ethiopians, seven Yemenis and one Somali have been arrested and their attempts to smuggle hashish into the Kingdom have been effectively thwarted.
Al-Harbi announced that the seizures of drugs in their possession reached 536,422 grams of hashish.
He said that “the seizures and suspects were duly referred to the appropriate authorities to complete legal proceedings.”
Al-Harbi reiterated that the Border Guards will not hesitate to deal with such threats and are determined to protect the Kingdom’s borders from anything that threatens its security, stability and capabilities.


Saudi crown prince meets families of servicemen killed in line of duty

Updated 14 November 2018
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Saudi crown prince meets families of servicemen killed in line of duty

  • The prince welcomed the guests and passed on the greetings and appreciation of King Salman to all the families of all those killed

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the first deputy prime minister and minister of defense, has met the families of members of the armed and security forces killed in the line of duty.
At the start of the reception, at the Royal Court on Nov. 13, the prince welcomed the guests and passed on the greetings and appreciation of King Salman to all the families of all those killed and the ruler’s pride in their sacrifices in defense of their religion and homeland. Prince Mohammed said many other families of fallen officers were not present at the gathering but that efforts would be made to meet them all, and that all families of fallen and wounded servicemen are cherished.
“We have assigned departments concerned with the families of the martyrs of the duty, wherever they are, to fulfill their requirements and to communicate with them, and we are in fact” one united family, the crown prince said.
He added that he was pleased to meet the families, and asked God to welcome those who had died, heal the injured, bless the efforts of the armed forces and security forces, and guide them to victory and success.
The families expressed happiness at meeting the crown prince and asked him to convey their greetings and appreciation to King Salman. Prince Mohammed was joined at the reception by other members of the royal family and officials.