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 deputy defense minister arrives in Russia for official visit

Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. (SPA)
Updated 24 April 2019
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Saudi deputy defense minister arrives in Russia for official visit

  • Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali and other high ranking officials

MOSCOW: A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit, during which the members will take part in the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security and hold a number of meetings.

Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali, military adviser Maj. Gen. Talal Al-Otaibi and Military Attache Gen. Mohammad Al-Mutairi, along with the deputy chief of staff of the Russian defense ministry and other civilian and military officials.