591 arrests in Saudi drug smuggling crackdown

591 arrests in Saudi drug smuggling crackdown
A total of 591 arrests were made during a crackdown on smuggling operations in the Jazan and Asir regions. (File/AFP)
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Updated 05 April 2023
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591 arrests in Saudi drug smuggling crackdown

591 arrests in Saudi drug smuggling crackdown
  • Attempts to smuggle 264 kg of hashish and 473,799 controlled tablets thwarted, authorities say

RIYADH: Saudi authorities have made 591 arrests in a crackdown on drug smuggling operations in the Jazan and Asir regions, the Ministry of Interior said. 

Attempts to smuggle 264 kg of hashish, 473,799 controlled tablets and a large quantity of the narcotic qat were foiled between Dec. 19 last year and March 26, Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday

A total of 591 arrests were made during the operations, the ministry said.

 

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