Egyptian arrested attempting to smuggle 31,000 Captagon pills into Saudi Arabia on a jet-ski

Saudi Border Guards found more than 31,000 Captagon pills on the jet-ski when they intercepted it off the coast of Tabuk. (File photo/SPA)
Updated 12 February 2019

Egyptian arrested attempting to smuggle 31,000 Captagon pills into Saudi Arabia on a jet-ski

JEDDAH: Saudi Border Guards have thwarted an attempt to smuggle drugs into the Kingdom using a jet-ski.
Officers found more than 31,000 Captagon pills on the jet-ski when they intercepted it off the coast of Tabuk.
The jet-ski laden with the amphetamines was being driven by an Egyptian national, who was arrested, SPA reported. It was unclear when the haul was seized.
Meanwhile, Border Guards thwarted an attempt to smuggle more than 300kg of cannabis into the Kingdom.
Two Yemeni nationals were caught trying to bring the drugs in to Najran province on Friday.
A Border Guards spokesman said the suspects were arrested.


Saudi books translated into Mandarin launched

Al-Madi expressed his happiness with the important step of translating Saudi literature into Mandarin. (SPA)
Updated 38 min 33 sec ago

Saudi books translated into Mandarin launched

  • Al-Madi expressed his happiness with the important step of translating Saudi literature into Mandarin

BEIJING: Three books on Saudi classical literature, which were translated into the Chinese language, were launched at a ceremony organized by the Beijing Teachers Qualification Publishing House.
The event was held in cooperation with the Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge in Riyadh, and the Department of Arabic Language at Beijing University for Foreign Studies.
It was attended by the Saudi ambassador to China, Turki Al-Madi, the president of the Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge, Dr. Yahya bin Junaid, and Chinese officials. Al-Madi expressed his happiness with the important step of translating Saudi literature into Mandarin.