More than half a ton of hashish seized in Jazan and smugglers arrested

Border Guards in Jazan arrested seven drug smugglers who tried to bring 618 kg of hashish into the Kingdom. (Supplied)
Updated 27 February 2018
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More than half a ton of hashish seized in Jazan and smugglers arrested

JEDDAH: Border Guards in Jazan arrested seven drug smugglers who tried to bring 618 kg of hashish into the Kingdom.
They seized narcotics that were buried in a Farasan island and meant to be picked up by the smugglers’ partners.
The Border Guards’ spokesman, Col. Saher Al-Harbi, said that in the past fortnight the guards foiled the smuggling attempt by people who tried to use fishermen to mislead security men.

Al-Harbi said the smugglers comprised five Saudis and two Yemenis who buried 350 kg of hashish in a Farasan island.
By combing the area where smugglers were arrested in coordination with Drug Enforcement Agency specialists in Jazan, 268 kg of hashish was found at another site.


Houthis have smuggled various weapons from Iran: Arab coalition

Updated 24 June 2019
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Houthis have smuggled various weapons from Iran: Arab coalition

  • Col. Al-Maliki also said that the Houthis are digging trenches and building fortifications in Hodeidah
  • Said Iran-backed militia is trying to provoke the coalition

RIYADH: The Arab coalition supporting Yemen’s internationally recognized government said on Monday that the Houthi militia has received various types of weapons smuggled from Iran.
Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the militia has suffered heavy losses and as a result they have been targeting civilians and civilian installations.
Col. Al-Maliki also said that the Houthis are digging trenches and building fortifications in Hodeidah in violation of the Stockholm agreement.
He said that the Iran-backed militia is trying to provoke the coalition, but “we will apply international law.”
He added that the coalition has started providing financial assistance to those affected by accidents in Yemen and the coalition has already compensated 116 people affected.