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.


Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

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Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

  • Total prizes for the competition are worth $3.2m
  • The final stage of the competition will end on October 25

DUBAI: More than 13,000 participants from 162 countries registered in the Quran Recitation and Adhan competitions, the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) said in a statement.
The GEA allocated $3.2 million in prizes for the largest Quran competition and the first Adhan competition, which aims to highlight the diversity of the Islamic world cultures through the different styles of recitation and Adhan, and improve the image of Islam and Muslims globally.
The competition hopes to encourage the Muslim youth to recite the Quran and experience performing the Adhan.
The registration opened on May 22 and will continue accepting applications until July 22. The applicants will be then shortlisted from July 22 until August 23 as the competition progresses in its second stage.
The on-stage live performances will begin on August 24 and last until September 24 and winners will be announced and awarded throughout the final stage, which will run from September 25 and conclude on October 25.