Authorities seize 224 kg hashish in Saudi Arabia's Jazan

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The pills were stashed in a cargo of sweet melons. (SPA)
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The pills were stashed in a cargo of sweet melons. (SPA)
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Updated 09 August 2020

Authorities seize 224 kg hashish in Saudi Arabia's Jazan

  • The quantity was seized at the border crossing of Al-Haditha with Jordan

RIYADH: Saudi authorities have seized a haul of 224 kg of hashish hidden in a truck loaded with cattle fodder and barley. Three Saudi nationals, including two women, were arrested. The hashish was discovered at a security checkpoint in the governorate of Al-Daer in the southwestern region of Jazan.
The detained male driver of the truck and two women escorts are being referred to the relevant security agencies, said Col. Ahmed Al-Towayan, director of relations and media at the Interior Ministry’s Agency for Security Affairs. Last week the Kingdom’s authorities thwarted an attempt to smuggle 570,520 Captagon pills in the country. The pills were stashed in a cargo of sweet melons. The quantity was seized at the border crossing of Al-Haditha with Jordan.
Drug smuggling is an offense punishable by death in Saudi Arabia.

 


Saudi graduates from UK universities honored in virtual awards ceremony

Updated 30 September 2020

Saudi graduates from UK universities honored in virtual awards ceremony

  • The Saudi ambassador to the UK, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan, spoke during the virtual ceremony

LONDON: A virtual awards ceremony celebrating Saudi graduates from UK universities was held on Wednesday evening with the British and Saudi ambassadors in attendance. 

The Study UK Alumni Awards event was held to celebrate the success of Saudi students and their contribution to their professions and their community in the Kingdom.

The Saudi ambassador to the UK, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan, spoke during the virtual ceremony, which was streamed on the Facebook pages of the British Embassy in Riyadh and the British Council.

He was joined by Neil Crompton, the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

The ceremony’s awards were split into three categories — the Professional Achievement award won by Dr. Samar Khan of Nottingham Trent University, the Entrepreneurial award won by Abdulaziz Alsaeed of Newcastle University and the Social Impact award, which was given to Dr. Mawya Khafaji from the University of Exeter.