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Saudi Border Guards Foil Plot To Smuggle 73 Kg Of Hash Worth $1.8m

Border guards in the Asir region of Saudi Arabia thwarted an attempt to smuggle 73 kilograms of hashish, with an estimated street value of $1.8 million, into the Kingdom.

The drugs were seized by authorities and preliminary legal proceedings have been completed, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday.

It follows an announcement on Friday that border guards in the same region had foiled a separate plot to smuggle 52 kilograms of hashish into the country, while authorities in Jazan prevented the trafficking of 243 kilograms of qat.

Officials urged anyone with information about suspected smuggling operations or customs violations to contact them via email at, or by calling the confidential hotline number 1910 from within Saudi Arabia or the international number 00 966 114208417.


Arab News

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