Saudi Arabia

Saudi Authorities Arrest 4 in Drug Busts

The Kingdom’s General Directorate of Narcotics Control has arrested four people in separate cases for suspected illegal drug-related activities, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

In the Qassim region, three people — two foreigners and one citizen — were apprehended for allegedly smuggling 5,429 narcotic pills.

In Dammam, a foreign national was arrested for allegedly attempting to sell 7 kg of methamphetamine, commonly known as shabu.

Saudi Arabia has heavy penalties for drug-related crimes, which include fines, deportation, imprisonment and the death penalty.

Members of the public are urged to report any information related to drug smuggling or related activities by contacting 911 in Makkah, Riyadh and the Eastern Province, or 999 in other regions of the Kingdom.

Additionally, reports can be submitted to the General Directorate of Narcotics Control hotline 995 or via email at

All reports and information are handled confidentially.


Arab News

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