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Saudi Authorities Crack Down On Drug Offenders

Saudi authorities recently made several drug-related arrests and confiscations in operations across the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.

In the Al-Dayer governorate of the Jazan region, Border Guards apprehended three Ethiopian nationals attempting to smuggle 33 kg of hashish into the Kingdom. The guards also thwarted attempts to smuggle in 255 kg of qat in the same governorate.

The General Directorate of Narcotics Control arrested three Saudi nationals for selling cannabis and prescription drugs in the Jouf region.

Additionally, authorities in the Hail region arrested a Bangladeshi man for selling cannabis, and Border Guards in Al-Rabwah, Asir, thwarted the smuggling of 330 kg of qat.

Preliminary legal procedures have been completed for all the individuals involved and all seized items have been handed over to the relevant authorities.

The Saudi government urges anyone with information related to suspected smuggling operations or customs violations to call the confidential hotline 1910, the international number +966114208417, or to email

Tips received relating to smuggling and breaches of common customs law are treated with strict confidentiality. Financial rewards are offered for valid tips.


Arab News

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