SAUDI ARABIA

14 arrested for attempting to smuggle quarter-ton of stimulant khat in Jazan

October 16, 2021

Saudi Gazette report

JAZAN
— The security authorities in Jazan region announced that it has thwarted an attempt to smuggle more than a quarter ton of stimulant khat.

Col. Ahmed Al-Towayan, director of relations and media at the Interior Ministry’s Agency for Security Affairs, affirmed that the security patrols in Jazan region has successfully thwarted a smuggling bid of 296 kilograms of stimulant khat.

Al-Towayan added that the authority arrested 14 people involved in the smuggling operation — 3 citizens, and 11 Yemeni violators of the border security regulations.

He stressed that legal measures have been taken against the suspects.


October 16, 2021
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