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Saudi Authorities Thwart Drug Smugglers

Saudi Arabia’s Border Guard on Wednesday foiled an attempt to smuggle 90 kg of qat into the Kingdom.

Officers in Jazan’s Al-Dayer area arrested six foreign nationals.

Qat, a flowering shrub native to the Arabian Peninsula, contains cathine and cathinone that work as a mild stimulant.

In Asir, a land patrol foiled an attempt to smuggle 15 kg of hashish into the country.

Anyone with information on smuggling operations or customs violations should call the confidential hotline 1910, the international number 00 966 114208417, or email

Financial rewards are offered for tips leading to prosecutions.


Arab News

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