Saudi Border Guards thwart attempts to smuggle hashish

Updated 23 April 2018
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Saudi Border Guards thwart attempts to smuggle hashish

  • 32 of the arrested suspects were Ethiopians
  • Border guards will stand resolutely against any attempt to smuggle illegal drugs: spokesman

JEDDAH: Saudi Border Guards in the southern region have foiled several attempts to smuggle more than 416 kg of hashish and arrested 34 smugglers.

The Border Guards’ spokesman, Col. Saher Al-Harbi, said that 32 of the arrested suspects were Ethiopians, a Yemeni and a Saudi. He added that this comes within the framework of the Border Guards’ efforts to confront criminal networks that smuggle narcotic substances.

Earlier, Al-Harbi said border guards will stand resolutely against any attempt to smuggle illegal drugs and will protect against all attempts to undermine the security and stability of the Kingdom.

Last month, the German Federal Police organized training for 11 Saudi women working at the General Directorate of Border Guards.

Al-Harbi said development and training of women in the Border Guards was part of a global skills program that included protection and personal security, self-defense, identity verification, search and confiscation, anti-smuggling strategies, forgery and counterfeiting, and first aid. 


King Salman meets Amaala project team

Updated 20 November 2018
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King Salman meets Amaala project team

TABUK: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with the Amaala project team on Tuesday in Tabuk, led by project CEO Nicholas Naples.

During the meeting, the Saudi king has presented the general plan of the Amaala project, which will be a luxury tourist destination on the Kingdom’s Red Sea coast and aims to create a new concept in luxury tourism focusing on recovery, health and treatment.

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund the appointment of Naples, a luxury hospitality and development expert, as CEO of the Amaala project in September, where he will be responsible for developing its strategy and overseeing progress.

The meeting was attended by the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and the governor of Tabuk.