Published — Friday 4 January 2013
Last update 5 January 2013 6:05 pm
DAMMAM: Alert members of the Saudi Coast Guard foiled an attempt of a group of Iranians to enter the Kingdom. They arrested 21 Iranian nationals on Wednesday who were trying to sneak into Saudi Arabia on two separate boats.
Khaled Al-Arqubi, a spokesman for the Coast Guard Command in the Eastern Province, told Arab News yesterday that the naval patrol intercepted two Iranian boats in the Saudi territorial waters near an island called Harqous, located about 42 miles off Al-Khafji coast.
“One boat had 12 people, while the other one was carrying nine people. All of them are Iranian nationals,” said Al-Arqubi. “We did not find any weapons on them, but the investigations are on, and they are being interrogated,” he added.