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. 


Saudi ambassador to China: royal visit reflects friendly relations

Updated 39 min 43 sec ago
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Saudi ambassador to China: royal visit reflects friendly relations

  • The Crown Prince will head the Saudi side during the meetings
  • The states will sign agreements in fields of energy, transport, investment and technology

DUBAI: The Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to China reflects the depth of relations and strategic partnerships between the two countries in various fields, Saudi ambassador to the country said.

The Chinese leadership welcomed the Crown Prince on Thursday, ahead of meetings of the joint committee in Beijing, Turki bin Mohammed Al-Mady added.

Agreements and memorandums of understanding will be signed in the energy, investment, transport and technology sectors during the meeting, the ambassador said.