Saudi authorities arrest two in major drugs bust

Security officials seized methamphetamines (shabu), cannabis, and 104 tablets which are subject to the regulation of medical circulation. (File/SPA)
Security officials seized methamphetamines (shabu), cannabis, and 104 tablets which are subject to the regulation of medical circulation. (File/SPA)
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Updated 08 June 2021

Saudi authorities arrest two in major drugs bust

Security officials seized methamphetamines (shabu), cannabis, and 104 tablets which are subject to the regulation of medical circulation. (File/SPA)
  • The two citizens were promoting the narcotics on videos circulated on social media

RIYADH: Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrested two nationals in possession of a large quantity of drugs, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday.
Capt. Mohammed Al-Najidi, spokesman for the General Directorate of Narcotics Control, said that “in reference to the videos circulated on social media of two people promoting narcotic substances, the security officials following-up on drug dealers in the Riyadh region identified and arrested both citizens.”
He added that security officials seized methamphetamines (shabu), cannabis, and 104 tablets which are subject to the regulation of medical circulation. 
Capt. Al-Najidi said that they have been arrested, initial legal measures have been taken against them, and they have been referred to the Public Prosecution.