Liquor, gun shipments seized in Jeddah, Jazan

1 / 2
2 / 2
Updated 13 February 2013
0

Liquor, gun shipments seized in Jeddah, Jazan

JEDDAH: Customs officers at the Jeddah Islamic Sea Port have foiled the smuggling of 7,616 bottles of liquor.
Port Director General Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Dakhil said the bottles were hidden within a tile consignment inside a container.
In the southern province of Jazan, the border guards on Monday seized hundreds of guns, live ammunition, and banned drugs.
Col. Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Mahfouz, the Jazan Border Guards' spokesman, was quoted in an SPA report saying that the patrols seized 608 pistols, 39,200 shots of live ammunition, and 5 kilograms of hashish.


Saudi FM Al-Jubeir: Qatar should pay for US troops in Syria 

Updated 41 min 13 sec ago
0

Saudi FM Al-Jubeir: Qatar should pay for US troops in Syria 

  • Saudi FM: 'The (Qatari) regime would fall there in less than a week' if US withdraws its protection - in the form of military base
  • Qatar should pay for the presence of US military forces in Syria said Saudi Arabia's top diplomat

RIYADH: Qatar should pay for the presence of US military forces in Syria, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). 

FM Jubeir’s statement came following comments made by US President Donald Trump during a joint press conference with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macaron.

Jubeir stated that Qatar must send its military forces to Syria “before the American President cancels American protection of Qatar, which hosts a (US) military base on its lands”.

In his statement, the Saudi FM also said that if US does withdraw its protection - in the form of military base - “the (Qatari) regime would fall there in less than a week”.