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.”


KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

Updated 23 January 2020

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

TAIZ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday launched an artificial limb center in Taiz, Yemen, providing high-quality prosthetics for up to 600 patients.

Abdulqawi Al-Mikhlafi, who is the deputy governor of Taiz, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous support to Yemen across all sectors over the past few years, particularly in the areas of health, the environment and development.

Al-Mikhlafi said such efforts helped local authorities to deal with the many challenges they faced in providing comprehensive services to needy Yemenis.

He added that the Kingdom’s support reflected the deep historical and cultural ties between the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and he praised the Kingdom for standing by the country and its government for more than 50 years.

Dr. Elan Abdul Haq, deputy governor of Taiz for health affairs, thanked KSRelief for its continued support for Taiz and Yemen, assistance he said had alleviated the suffering of millions of Yemenis during the ongoing conflict.

The head of the Artificial Limbs Center, Mansour Al-Wazei, announced that the center would begin receiving patients soon, providing vital aid to amputees for whom prosthetics meant regaining the ability to live full and productive lives.