Border Guards foil attempts to smuggle hashish into Saudi Arabia

The Border Guards’ efforts in tracking drug smuggling networks resulted in thwarting several attempts to smuggle hashish in the southern border areas. (AN photo)
Updated 05 February 2018
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Border Guards foil attempts to smuggle hashish into Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi Border Guards in the southern border region thwarted an attempt to smuggle 672 kg of hashish and arrested 35 smugglers.
The Border Guards’ spokesman, Col. Saher Al-Harbi, said that 23 of the arrested suspects were Ethiopians while 12 were Yemenis, and they made various attempts in the past 10 days to smuggle drugs into Saudi territory.
He pointed out that the Border Guards’ efforts in tracking drug smuggling networks resulted in thwarting several attempts to smuggle hashish in the southern border areas of Jazan, Najran, and Asir during the past week.
“The confiscated drugs and the suspects were duly referred to the appropriate authorities for further legal procedures,” he confirmed.
Al-Harbi also stressed that the Border Guards will continue to thwart all attempts to smuggle drugs and are determined to protect the Kingdom’s borders from anything that threatens its security, stability, and capabilities.


Madinah governor receives Omani Hajj Mission head

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman meets Sheikh Sultan bin Said Al-Hinai, head of the Omani Hajj Mission, and his accompanying delegation. (SPA)
Updated 15 August 2018
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Madinah governor receives Omani Hajj Mission head

JEDDAH: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman on Wednesday received in his office Sheikh Sultan bin Said Al-Hinai, head of the Omani Hajj Mission, and his accompanying delegation.

The meeting discussed the services provided to pilgrims from all parties involved in the Hajj.

Prince Faisal stressed the important role the official Hajj missions play in leveraging the services offered by the Kingdom to allow the pilgrims to perform Hajj rituals with ease and tranquility.

Al-Hinai gave thanks and appreciation to the Madinah governor on the welcoming reception and the care and attention given to the Omani pilgrims during their stay in Madinah.