Gang detained for sorcery in Madinah

Updated 29 June 2016

Gang detained for sorcery in Madinah

RIYADH: Police in Madinah arrested a gang of four, including a woman, who tried to dupe foreign workers, claiming it could give them their own national currency notes through sorcery.
Madinah police said the members of the gang, including the Asian woman, tried to earn a fast buck by cheating the innocent workers who were anxious to get their own national currency through sorcery. The police did not reveal the nationality of the men.
The gang members would bring their prey to a secret place, stealing the cash from the victims’ wallets when they were in a state of meditation, the police said, adding that the group had even rented a car from an office in Makkah.
Those arrested will be deported after a formal inquiry to ascertain the degree of their respective offenses.
According to police chief Maj. Gen. Abdul Hadi Al-Shahrani, the authorities in Madinah conduct regular inspections to apprehend illegal workers to curb crimes such as thefts, sorcery, employing illegal workers, brewing liquor and preventing them from becoming involved in nefarious activities.
According to the official, most of the crimes in the Kingdom are committed by illegal residents who have overstayed their visas.


Houthis drone attack targets Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jawf

Updated 27 min 49 sec ago

Houthis drone attack targets Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jawf

  • The drone was intercepted over Yemeni airspace
  • The coalition destroyed three drones during the earlier 24 hours

DUBAI: The Arab coalition destroyed a Houthi drone targeting Al-Jawf in the north of Saudi Arabia, state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

Coalition forces intercepted the drone while it was still in Yemen’s airspace.

Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said, the militia’s continued attempted attacks would end in failure,

Earlier on Monday, the coalition announced that they successfully destroyed three Houthi drones and intercepted six ballistic missiles targeting Saudi Arabia over 24 hours.

The missiles, which were launched from Saada, were targeting civilian areas in Al-Jazan, Al-Maliki said.

Earlier in August, 10 drones were fired at the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant in Saudi Arabia, near the UAE border – the Houthis claim responsibility for the attack.

There were no injuries and operations were not disrupted.