Saudi border guards foil attempt to smuggle large quantity of khat in a water tanker

Saudi Border Guards seized 825 kilograms of khat that was being smuggles into the Kingdom in a water tanker. (Screenshot/Twitter/@BG994)
Saudi Border Guards seized 825 kilograms of khat that was being smuggles into the Kingdom in a water tanker. (Screenshot/Twitter/@BG994)
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Updated 04 November 2021

Saudi border guards foil attempt to smuggle large quantity of khat in a water tanker

Saudi border guards foil attempt to smuggle large quantity of khat in a water tanker

RIYADH: Authorities in Saudi Arabia said on Thursday they foiled an attempt to smuggle a large quantity of khat into the Kingdom.
Border Guards spokesman Lt. Col. Misfer Al-Quraini said that as part of ongoing operations to combat drug smuggling in the the Kingdom, land patrols from the Damad Center in the Al-Dair sector in Jazan were able to thwart an attempt to smuggle 825 kilograms of the narcotic substance.
Al-Quraini said the khat was hidden in a water tanker that was being driven by a Yemeni national, who was violating the the border security system.
He added that legal procedures have been completed, and the khat was seized and handed over to the concerned authority.