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Saudi customs thwart smuggling of 11,000 bullets hidden in car tires

The ammunition was caught during two smuggling attempts via two separate privately-owned vehicles

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Saudi customs in the town of Khafji, on the border between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, thwarted an attempt to smuggle 11,759 bullets which had been hidden in different parts of two vehicles on Monday.

Director general of Khafji customs, Eid al-Anzi, said the ammunition was caught during two smuggling attempts via two separate privately-owned vehicles.

He said during the first attempt, 7,259 shotgun bullets, 1,000 Schuetzen gun bullets, 2,500 rifle bullets, 2 Kalashnikovs and 2 spear guns were found wrapped in cloth and hidden under the feet of the family members of the vehicle’s driver.

During the second attempt, Anzi said the officials thwarted the smuggling of 1,000 Schuetzen bullets which were hidden inside the car’s spare tire, and added that relevant authorities are now involved in the cases.