Saudi authorities seize 292 kilograms of hashish, firearm

Security officials from the General Directorate of Narcotics Control seized over 200 kilograms of hashish in the Sabya governorate in Jazan. (File/SPA)
Security officials from the General Directorate of Narcotics Control seized over 200 kilograms of hashish in the Sabya governorate in Jazan. (File/SPA)
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Updated 26 May 2021

Saudi authorities seize 292 kilograms of hashish, firearm

Saudi authorities seize 292 kilograms of hashish, firearm
  • One suspect arrested in Jazan for intent to sell narcotics and referred to the Public Prosecution
  • Security officials made arrest after following up on activities of criminal networks that smuggle illegal drugs into the Kingdom

RIYADH: Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrested a citizen who was in possession of 292 kilograms of hashish in the Kingdom’s southwestern region, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Capt. Mohammed Al-Najidi, the spokesman for the General Directorate of Narcotics Control, said that security officials were following up on the activities of criminal networks that smuggle narcotics into the Kingdom when they arrested the suspect. 
According to the police, he received the drugs in the Sabya governorate in Jazan and was trying to distribute the narcotics.
Authorities also seized a firearm and more than 100 rounds of ammunition in his possession.
Al-Najidi said preliminary legal measures have been taken against the suspect and his case has been referred to the Public Prosecution branch.