Border guards seize 876-kg of cannabis

Saudi border guards arrested the 38 individuals. (File/SPA)
Updated 11 January 2019
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Border guards seize 876-kg of cannabis

  • 38 people were arrested in the drug bust
  • The arrest took place in the regions of Jazan, Najran, and Asir

JEDDAH: Border guards in the regions of Jazan, Najran and Asir thwarted several attempts last month to smuggle narcotics into the Kingdom by land and sea, a spokesperson said.
They seized 876kg of cannabis and arrested 38 people — 19 Yemenis, eight Ethiopians, seven Saudis, three Somalis and one Sudanese. They were all referred to competent authorities.


King Salman receives Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker in Riyadh

Updated 24 March 2019
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King Salman receives Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker in Riyadh

  • Al-Ghanim conveyed the greetings of Kuwaiti Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to the king
  • The king also received the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziyev at Al-Yamamah Palace on Sunday

RIYADH: King Salman received Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and other members of the Assembly at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday.
Bilateral relations were reviewed, and parliamentary cooperation was discussed during the meeting.
Al-Ghanim conveyed the greetings of Kuwaiti Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to the king, who in turn conveyed his appreciation and greetings to the emir.
The king also received the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziyev at Al-Yamamah Palace on Sunday.
During the meeting, they discussed areas of cooperation between the two countries and ways of developing and strengthening them.