Traffickers caught smuggling tons of drugs into Saudi Arabia

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Saudi customs in the north-western border of Halat Amar caught drug traffickers attempting to smuggle large quantities of drugs into Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
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Saudi customs in the north-western border of Halat Amar caught drug traffickers attempting to smuggle large quantities of drugs into Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
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Saudi customs in the north-western border of Halat Amar caught drug traffickers attempting to smuggle large quantities of drugs into Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
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Updated 12 March 2018

Traffickers caught smuggling tons of drugs into Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: The Saudi authorities foiled several attempts to smuggle about 5 million Captagon pills and a ton of hashish in separate operations at the southern and northern borders on Sunday.
In the first operation, customs officials in the northwestern border of Halat Amar managed to foil an attempt to smuggle into the Kingdom 4,839,000 Captagon pills and 349.7 grams of hashish hidden inside a vehicle.
“We found the narcotic substances hidden in different parts of the vehicle,” said Khalid Al-Romaih, the director-general of Halat Amar customs.
“They were distributed and hidden in the doors’ cavities, inside the reserve tire, and inside the vehicle’s mattresses.
“In addition to that, an iron net was placed in the vehicle’s ceiling underneath a cloth used as a disguise.”


Saudi Arabia urges US to remove Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism list

Updated 28 min 23 sec ago

Saudi Arabia urges US to remove Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism list

  • Qattan met with the US special envoy to Sudan Donald Booth in Riyadh and expressed Saudi Arabia’s support for the safety, stability, and people of Sudan

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Qattan urged the US on Wednesday to remove Sudan from its state sponsors of terrorism list.
Qattan met with the US special envoy to Sudan Donald Booth in Riyadh and expressed Saudi Arabia’s support for the safety, stability, and people of Sudan.
He also stressed the necessity for the international community to coordinate and cooperate in order to prevent any obstructions to the transitional period and its aims.