Traffickers caught smuggling tons of drugs into Saudi Arabia

1 / 4
Saudi customs in the north-western border of Halat Amar caught drug traffickers attempting to smuggle large quantities of drugs into Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
2 / 4
Saudi customs in the north-western border of Halat Amar caught drug traffickers attempting to smuggle large quantities of drugs into Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
3 / 4
Saudi customs in the north-western border of Halat Amar caught drug traffickers attempting to smuggle large quantities of drugs into Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
4 / 4
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 announces 35 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 32 min 49 sec ago

Saudi Arabia announces 35 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 262,959
  • A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 35 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,383 new cases of the disease on Friday.

Of the new cases, 81 were recorded in Makkah, 77 in Hail, 69 in Jeddah and 63 in Riyadh.

The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 262,959 after 2,566 more patients recovered from the virus.

A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.

On Thursday, the health ministry announced Saudi Arabia had conducted more than 4 million COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests since the beginning of the outbreak.