Drug smuggling bid foiled at Kuwait-Saudi border

The Saudi man and his Syrian accomplice who were arrested at the Kingdom’s border with Kuwait for attempting to smuggle narcotic pills hidden in bags of charcoal. (Photo Courtesy:Saudi Gazette)

The Saudi and Kuwaiti drug combating authorities have foiled an attempt by a Saudi citizen and a Syrian to smuggle about 1.5 million amphetamine pills from Kuwait to Saudi Arabia.

Col. Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed Bin Kadassa, spokesman for the anti-narcotics directorate, said close cooperation between the drug-combating authorities in the two countries helped foil the smuggling attempt.

He said the pills were concealed in bags of charcoal coming from Ukraine.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on August 11, 2016.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47