SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi, Syrian arrested after attempting to smuggle drugs

May 25, 2022

RIYADH — Security follow-up on drug smuggling has resulted in thwarting an attempt to smuggle 403,000 amphetamine pills into Saudi Arabia, according to Major Mohammed Al-Nujaidi, official spokesman for the General Directorate of Narcotics Control (GDNC).

The pills were found hidden in a shipment of fava beans inside plastic molds in Jeddah. A Syrian resident and a Saudi citizen were arrested in connection with the smuggling attempt and referred to the Public Prosecution.

Al-Nujaidi stressed that the Ministry of Interior with its various security sectors, in coordination with the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority, continue to confront anyone who might be tempted to target Saudi Arabia and its youth by smuggling and promoting narcotics. — SPA


May 25, 2022
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